On July 18th and July 19th, Concert for Cuba by Instituto Cubano de la Música, HotHouse Raul Cuza and Bill Martinez will broadcast more than 60 renowned musicians that will perform from around the globe live. With the setlist finalized, artists from Dionne Warwick to Arturo O’Farrill, to Dayramir Gonzalez to Tom Morello are scheduled to perform and appear for the world’s first COVID-19 era international music fest.
Joining them in honoring Cuba will be a variety of well-known activists, political leaders and cultural icons from Danny Glover to Medea Benjamin, from Congressman Jesus Garcia to poet Margaret Randall. In addition, long time Chicago musicians Erwin Helfer and MacArthur Genius grantee Reginald Robinson have contributed their compositions to the HotHouseGlobal channel.
Being broadcast on Saturday and Sunday nights, July 18th and 19th at 7pm CST (8pm East Coast and 5pm West Coast), the 3 hour nightly events will be broadcast from Cuba and the U.S. and available exclusively on TWITCH.TV/HotHouseGlobal. The official radio sponsor, The Pacifica Foundation will also carry the show live on radio stations across the U.S. In addition, the two nights will be carried via watch parties by hundreds of host organizations across the U.S. as well as in Argentina, Cuba, and Canada.
The Concert for Cuba features 30 performances by legendary Afro-Cuban artists and international recording artists including: Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine); Bush (UK, rock band); Michael McDonald (Doobie Bros.); Dionne Warrick; and appearances by political activists such as Michael Moore, Ed Asner, Mike Farrell, Ed Harris, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Danny Glover, Elliott Gould, and others who will honor the country’s rich musical traditions and the outsized role it has played sending medical teams and aid to more than 30 nations to help tackle the pandemic during the last several months.
As of today, the program on Saturday, July 18th
will feature, in order of appearance:
DANNY GLOVER * ORBERT DAVIS’ CHICAGO JAZZ PHILHARMONIC * DAVID SOUL * CONGRESSMAN DANNY DAVIS * MARGARET RANDALL * OSAIN DEL MONTE * OZOMATLI * JAMES EARLY * ALFREO CAXAJ * ALICIA JRAPKO * BUSH * GRUPO MONCADA * ARTURO O’FARRILL* SÍNTESIS * JAIME GARZA AND CAMILO RINCON * JUAN DE MARCOS GONZÁLEZ * ANTONIO (TONY) GONZALES * JORGE GOMEZ *OMARA PORTUONDO y la ORQUESTA FAILDE * ARUÁN ORTIZ * TOM MORELLO * OSCAR HERNÁNDEZ * PEDRITO MARTINEZ * GAIL WALKER * JONTAY DARKO, MD * ADALBERTO ALVAREZ * CONGRESSMAN JESUS GARCIA * EL SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO * LOS VAN VAN * VAMOS A ANDAR* ( last one is the name of a video)
The program for Sunday night will feature in order of appearance:
MICHAEL MOORE*CÉSAR “PUPY” PEDROSO * DIONNE WARWICK * JANE BUNNETT featuring DANAE OLANO * PABLO MENÉNDEZ featuring BARBARA DANE * MEZCLA * CARLOS ALFONSO * RON PERLMAN *DR. AINUSKA PALACIOS NOA * MEDEA BENJAMIN * OMAR SOSA * DAYRAMIR GONZALEZ & OMAR SOSA * DAYRAMIR GONZALEZ * JON CLEARY * SUSANA BACA * ED ASNER * ZURI KENYATTE * WILFRED W. LABIOSA * RONNIE MALLEY * EMCEE – CHELIS LÓPEZ * PROYECTO SOCIO-CULTURAL EL PATIO DE ADELA Y EL CAVERCHELO.COMB WITH BEN LAPIDUS * MICHAEL MCDONALD * MIKE FARRELL * CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CD 11 COUNCILMAN MIKE BONIN * JESSE JACKSON SR.* JOHN SANTOS * “NACHITO” HERRERA * NANCY MOREJÓN * MIGUEL ZENÓN * DR. FRAGA * JUDITH LE BLANC * ETHIEL FALIDE * RAFAEL FELIPE LAY BRAVO * RICARDO LEMVO * ORQUESTA ARAGON * A ALEXANDER ABREU Y HABANA D’ PRIMERA * VIDEO “UNBLOCK ME” – RAUL TORRES
Those wishing to keep up with any program changes and additional broadcast should register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-for-cuba-tickets-111083545876.
Source: HotHouse, Eventbrite