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Los Van Van Performing at the Festival d’été international de Québec, Quebec City July 19

Los Van Van Performing at the Festival d’été international de Québec, Quebec City July 19

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Date: 2015-07-19
Address: 995 Place D'Youville, G1K 3P1 - Quebec City, Quebec
Phone: 418-523-0194

The Festival d’été international de Québec @ Hydro-Québec stage, Place D´youville Québec City

The Cuban Salsa Band Los Van Van will be presenting a spectacular free concert Sunday, July 19 at Hydro-Québec stage, Place D´youville within The Festival d’été international de Québec. In the same stage there will be Canadian-Brazilian singer Flávia Nascimento, The group Inti-Illimani from Chile, and Compass from Mexico.

Founded in Cuba by Juan Formell in 1969, using a charanga line-up (flute, string instruments, and rhythm section) as its base, Los Van Van added trombones, and was the first Cuban group to use synthesizers and drum machines. Initially, their sound was a fusion of son montuno, rumba, and North American rock and pop. Later Van Van incorporated funk, disco, and hip hop. The group had a Grammy Awards in 2000 and their song A Cali was the winner at Feria de Cali in 2009. Los Van Van has consistently managed to adapt its style to the times, and remains, after 44 years, Cuba’s most popular dance band.

Every year, the Festival d’été attracts over one million festivalgoers to Quebec City’s historic district for concerts by international superstars and top new talent. 300 shows, 10 venues and 11 days of music make the Festival d’été de Québec one of Canada’s biggest music festivals. Early July sees international stars and emerging artists playing every style of music coming together for a special time in a special place ─ historic Old Québec! There’s music for everyone: rock, French song, hip-hop, electro, jazz, world music greats and much more!

Los Van Van Performing at TD Sunfest Festival 2014

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