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Traditional Cuban Danzón
Fiesta para danzoneros en Mayabeque  6/12/2015 Cubarte: "El IX Festival Internacional de Danzón, dedicado al centenario del danzón Fefita, de José Urfé, que organiza la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (Uneac), tendrá por subsede, del 24 al 28 de junio a Mayabeque. Así lo dio a conocer la comisión organizadora del evento, que explicó que la sede principal del festival será la capital del país. En Mayabeque el festival, al que se espera asistan orquestas de Colombia, México y Estados Unidos, llegará a Madruga, Güines, Santa Cruz del Norte, Bejucal y Jaruco; aunque podría llegar a otros municipios pues el género posee fuerte arraigo en la provincia."

Para soñar en danzón  8/15/2013 Asociación Hermanos Saíz: "A Miguel Failde Pérez, matancero y creador del danzón, lo separa casi un siglo de un joven inquieto que anda por la ciudad de Matanzas soñando o reinventándose el género, para que otros también jóvenes como él entiendan o disfruten lo que en sí mismo hace único al baile nacional cubano."

Odilio Urfé: Eminente músico cubano  9/2/2011 Radio Cadena Habana: "El eminente músico e investigador cubano también laboró como redactor de la sección Musicales, publicada en el Boletín de la Comisión Cubana de la UNESCO; y en 1985 funda la Academia Urfé, adscrita al Conservatorio Borges. Vale también destacar su desempeño como organizador del Primer Festival de Música Folclórica, del Primer Concurso Nacional de Danzones, y su apoyo al Primer Congreso Abakúa y al Primer Festival de Música Popular, todos sin precedentes en la historia musical de Cuba."

BARBARITO DIEZ: THE VOICE OF DANZON  5/20/2008 Cuba Now: "On May 6, 2008 it was 13 years of the demise of Barbarito Diez Junco, The Voice of Danzon, and we are still waiting for a person who can sing this Cuban national genre as well as he did. While there are some who seem to have the intention of doing away with danzon because they consider “it is outdated” or “these are other times,” danzon is still sung and danced in Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and other countries. Barbarito was one of those sensational performers who only emerge once in a while. At times their place can never be taken by another, because they are of the sort of people who are born to be great in what they do. And what he did was and is Danzon."

Cuba's danzon is 'medicine' for older dancers who hope its rhythms live on  4/30/2007 Vancouver Sun 

Mexico Invited to Danzon Festival in Cuba  3/17/2005 PL: "Mexico invited to the II Havana Danzon Festival dedicated to this type of music created in the XIX century by the Cuban musician Miguel Failde in Matanzas western Cuban city. Sources from the Organizing Committee told Prensa Latina the musical event, sponsored by the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), will take place from March 23 to 27 in Havana. Mexico will attend the festival with an important delegation to this meeting dedicated to musicians, dancers, musical groups and music lovers, added the organizers."

Festival of Danzon, Cuban National Dance, Starts in Havana  3/26/2004 Cubarte Newsletter: "Artists such as Chucho Valdes, Ernan Lopez-Nussa and the Camerata Romeu will also join the celebration of Danzon in Cuba, taking place for the first time in Havana, sponsored by the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists and Rumbos Travel Agency. The Danzon was created in the western province of Matanzas from Cuban dances which had their antecedents in French contredanse."

Festival of Danzon, Cuban National Dance, to Start in Havana  3/22/2004 Prensa Latina: "The First Festival of Danzon Havana, to start here March 25 in this city, on the 125th anniversary of the dance that became Cuban national dance, the organizers announced here. The festival, through March 28, will join groups which are milestones in the history of the music genre in Cuba such as Aragon Orchestra, América Orchestra and Melodias del 40 Orchestra, including other."

Century-old musical relationship with Mexico  1/31/2002 Granma: left out: the danzon is an African genre invented by black Musicians in Matanzas. Mexicans still come to danzon festivals in Matanzas.

 

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