"Peace Without Borders": 1/2 million gather in Havana for free open-air concert

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"Peace Without Borders": 1/2 million gather in Havana for free open-air concert

 

[url=Huge">http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/09/20/juanes-cuba-concert.html][... Havana concert features Latin music stars[/url]

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Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Havana on Sunday for Cuba's biggest open-air concert since the 1959 revolution, featuring a star-studded lineup of Spanish and Latin American performers.

Colombian singer Juanes organized the event, despite getting death threats from Cuban exiles opposed to the concert, which got underway at 2 p.m. local time, .

"It's a message of peace — not only for Cuba, it's for the entire region," the 37-year-old Grammy winner said at a news conference in the capital on Saturday.

Not everyone is excited:

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U.S. President Barack Obama waded into the issue Sunday in an interview with Spanish-language Univision network.

"I certainly don't think it hurts U.S.-Cuban relations. These kind of cultural exchanges — I wouldn't overstate the degree that it helps."

 

Frmrsldr

Very groovy, man. It's like Woodstock! Cool

janfromthebruce

Now there's a consert I would have loved to have attended - thanks Unionist.