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Mariachi USA Festival Traveling to Cuba in the Fall

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Concert in Havana, Cuba. 

Mariachi USA will take its festival to Cuba this fall. 

The 25 singers, musicians and dancers will perform at Teatro América on Oct. 9 as part of the iconic festival, which will also offer workshops with local performers and students from Oct. 4-11.

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"My driving passion has always been to return to Cuba to entertain my people, to do what I do best," says Rodri J. Rodríguez, Mariachi USA founder and concert producer. "I'm taking a version of what we've been presenting at the Hollywood Bowl for 27 years. Our sole purpose is to entertain the people of Cuba in a unique cultural exchange, uniting the heritage of three countries. We are creating a labor of love, celebrating music and the spirit of humanity."

The festival has become the second-longest-running show to play at the Hollywood Bowl. The five-hour-long performance includes mariachi bands from Mexico and the United States. 

Mariachi USA joins other artists, including Diplo and The Rolling Stones, traveling to Cuba to offer concerts; the legendary British rock band is performing Friday at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana.


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