|Location:||Loto-Quebec Stage, Parterre Du Quartier Des Spectacles|
|Address:||Petit Parterre du Quartier des spectacles, QC H2X 1Z6 - Montreal, Quebec|
The Festival International Nuits d’Afrique Montreal @ Loto-Quebec Stage, Parterre Du Quartier Des Spectacles Montreal
The Cuban Salsa Band Los Van Van will be performing a spectacular free concert Saturday, July 18 at Loto-Quebec Stage, Parterre Du Quartier Des Spectacles within The Festival International Nuits d’Afrique Montreal.
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.
Since 1987, every edition of Festival International Nuits d’Afrique has had its own particular charm and personality. That is one of the important reasons it thrives. At the forefront of artistic creativity the Festival plumbs a vast pool of talent from here to Timbuktu, across great oceans to Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Los Van Van Performing at TD Sunfest Festival 2014
22 May 2015 Dario Calle