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Cuba: Major Lazer performs first US concert in Cuba since '6202:16

Cuba: Major Lazer performs first US concert in Cuba since '62

Cuba, Havana
March 7, 2016 at 07:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Saribel, Concert attendee (Spanish): "It's a girl and three men. The girl sings and the three men are in charge of the background, the music. They are like the DJs of the band."

Tens of thousands of people, the majority of them young Cubans, gathered at the Jose Marti Anti-Imperialist Platform in Havana, Sunday, to attend a free concert by Major Lazer. The concert was the first performance in Cuba by a major American artist since 1962.

Many in the audience travelled from across the country to attend the show. Jorge Luis Garcia, who travelled several hundred kilometres with his family to attend the event, said “I came from the Sancti Spiritu province [300 km from Havana] to bring my children to see the DJ band we can see here at the anti-imperialist tribune.”

Major Lazer is a four-person DJ group, comprising a woman and three men, who perform a mixture of pop and electronic music. The band performed outside the US embassy in Havana, as part of a cultural exchange as the two countries attempt to develop relations after over half a century of division.

Cuba: Major Lazer performs first US concert in Cuba since '6202:16
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Saribel, Concert attendee (Spanish): "It's a girl and three men. The girl sings and the three men are in charge of the background, the music. They are like the DJs of the band."

Tens of thousands of people, the majority of them young Cubans, gathered at the Jose Marti Anti-Imperialist Platform in Havana, Sunday, to attend a free concert by Major Lazer. The concert was the first performance in Cuba by a major American artist since 1962.

Many in the audience travelled from across the country to attend the show. Jorge Luis Garcia, who travelled several hundred kilometres with his family to attend the event, said “I came from the Sancti Spiritu province [300 km from Havana] to bring my children to see the DJ band we can see here at the anti-imperialist tribune.”

Major Lazer is a four-person DJ group, comprising a woman and three men, who perform a mixture of pop and electronic music. The band performed outside the US embassy in Havana, as part of a cultural exchange as the two countries attempt to develop relations after over half a century of division.