Concert for Cuba
July 18th & 19th
Brings Afro-Cuban Music and Culture to the World
The concert will contain both live and pre-recorded sections and be broadcast at
7:00 pm CT/ 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm PT
Pacifica is a media sponsor of the Concert for Cuba which is a special 2-day event, a tribute recognizing the distinct contributions by Cuba to the world during the COVID-19 pandemic and for the past 26 years. The two 3-hour-long concerts will be broadcast free by HotHouse Global.
For more information:
for Saturday, click here
for Sunday, click here
Registration is not required.
More than 60 renown musicians from around the globe, from Dionne Warwick to Arturo O’Farril, Datramir Gonzalez to Tom Morello will perform in a Concert for Cuba, the world’s first Covid-19 era international music fest. Joining them in honoring Cuba – its music and its people, 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 Musician Erwin Helfer and Chicagoan and MacArthur Genius grantee Reginald Robinson have contributed their compositions to the HotHouseGlobal channel Being broadcast on Saturday and Sunday nights (the 18th and 19th) at 7:00 CST (8:00 pm East Coast and 5:00 pm 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 United States. In addition, the two nights will be carried via watch parties by hundreds of host organizations across the US as well as in Argentina, Cuba, and Canada. 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, Elliot Gould, and others 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