British presence in Cuba celebrated in Havana
The "British Week" Culture Festival in Havana is underway in the Cuban capital until June 10, sponsored by the British Embassy and the city’s Historian Office.
The week-long event is celebrating 250 years of British presence in Cuba on the occasion of another anniversary of Havana’s occupation by the British Navy in 1762. It is also aimed at increasing knowledge on the links that unite Cuba and the UK.
The cultural program included the staging of a theater play based on the Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Master and directed by Britain’s Stephen Bayly on Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 at Havana’s Llauradó Theater. It also included a concert sponsored by the Arts Factory project led by X Alfonso, featuring British music and songs performed by X Alfonso himself and guests at Havana’s Yara Movie Theater.
A gigantic electronic music concert called "Villalón Celebrates British Week,” is scheduled to be held at Villalón Park on Friday, as part of the Summer Program of the National Electro acoustic Music Lab project.
The concert includes Cuban DJ and Producer Iván Lejardi and his renowned British counterpart DJ MALA, a member of the dubstep Digital Mystikz duo, along with DJ Coki. Coming from Norwood, a south London neighborhood, MALA and his colleagues direct the DMZ seal.