From cinema to reality: The Lord of the Rings in concert in Cuba

From cinema to reality: The Lord of the Rings in concert in Cuba
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8 December 2023
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The British Culture Week in Cuba invites these days to enjoy a varied artistic program, and today promises delight with the musical show Tolkien in Havana at the emblematic Marti Theater.

Cuban multi-instrumentalist Janio Abreu was inspired by the work of Howard Shore, composer of the soundtrack of the trilogy film ¨The Lord of the Rings¨, to give a concert starting at 7:00 p.m. local time that will fuse native rhythms such as danzon, mambo and cha cha cha.

This jazz musician will be joined by the Havana Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Daiana Garcia, and the National Lyric Theater Choir, conducted by maestro Denisse Falcon, in the new interpretation of melodies that appear in the saga, such as ¨The Riders of Rohan¨,¨The edge of Night¨or ¨Sounds of the Shire¨.

The recital, sponsored by the British Embassy and the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, will perform for the first time in Cuba those emblematic harmonies that inhabit the imagination of millions of moviegoers.

The third session of the fantasy-writing workshop, organized by the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Literary Promotion Center, was held yesterday.

Meanwhile, this Friday and Afternoon Tea is expected to be held to present the awards of the short story and visual arts contest, scheduled for the event.

To promote the attractive texts full of magic, creatures and unique characters, the embassy acquired more than a hundred original books that will be awarded as prizes in various contests and donated to local projects.

The British Culture Week in Cuba (December 4 to 10) is dedicating its eleventh edition to British fantasy literature and to the writer J.R.R. Tolkien, known mainly as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in the context of the 50th anniversary of his death.

 

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