HAVANA (CelebrityAccess) – Blondie has announced BLONDIE IN HAVANA, a historic cultural exchange set for March 14-18, 2019, in Havana, Cuba.
Hosted by Dreamcatcher Events, BLONDIE IN HAVANA will see the legendary band hosting four days and nights of music and activities, including two headline concerts at Havana’s renowned Teatro Mella. During their performances, they will be joined by some of Cuba’s most compelling and influential musicians and bands including Alain Perez, David Torrens, and the acclaimed Afro-Cuban progressive rock band Sintesis. Additionally, fans will get the chance to engage with a number of leading Cuban visual artists and make exclusive visits to their private studios and galleries.
Commenting on the event, Blondie founding member Chris Stein said: “We’ve never been to Cuba though we’ve always hoped to get there someday. We’ve been talking about it for ages and now it’s finally happening. Havana is such an incredible scene, such an incredible city. I’ve always been fascinated by their music and their wildly creative culture. It’s going to be an amazing trip and we’re all really looking forward to it.”
“Blondie has always had a love for music from that part of the world,” added Blondie founding member Clem Burke. “All the way back to Rapture and ‘The Tide Is High,’ we’ve always experimented with Caribbean sounds and polyrhythm. So as soon as going to Cuba became a possibility, we started putting something together. I think there will be a really special energy. To be with some of our closest friends and fans in a whole different environment, a whole new plane. We’re really looking forward to it.”
The announcement follows the US State Department’s recent upgrading of Cuba from a Level 3 to a Level 2 in its travel advisory system, putting the country on the level of nations like France, Italy, Germany and the UK. Though individual travel for U.S. Citizens to Cuba is currently discontinued, Dreamcatcher Events is fully licensed by both the U.S. Government (Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control) and Ministerio de Cultura de la República de Cuba to lead this Cultural Exchange.
Complete information and registration details can be found now at blondieinhavana.com.