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This festival is held biannually.
This festival owes is existance to a local (now famous) musician - Alberto Alvarez, and is a tribute to one of the big names of Cuban music - the Santiago de Cuba-native Miguel Matamoros author of the well-known song "Son de la loma".

It is a vibrant and exciting meeting of soloists and bands from all over the island, as well as other countries.

Concerts, lectures, dances, workshops, book and CD launches, as well as a Cuban popular dance competition that will include danzón, son, cha-cha-cha, mambo, casino and salsa, will liven up the city, famous for its hospitality.

During the festival, plazas, theaters and nightclubs are filled with groups who play Cuban music.

The event is not restricted to a given space, since musicians can choose any street, park or corner for improvising music, thus attracting dance enthusiasits both young and old, from all over the country and all over the world. The festival is held every two years.

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Please note: Unforeseen cancellations and changes in the dates of festivals in Cuba can happen at the last minute. This may affect the itinerary of our tours including these events, or mean that the festival no longer coincides with the tour.