CONCERT FOR CUBA – A GLOBAL HOMAGE PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE HUMANITY & SOLIDARITY OF THE HEALTH BRIGADES and A CALL TO END THE US BLOCKADE OF THE ISLAND
Cultural organizers from the US and Canada have come together with the Instituto Cubano de la Musica (ICM) in Cuba to host a special tribute recognizing the distinct contributions to the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert will salute Cuba’s heroic and outsized contributions to health care around the world as doctors have volunteered this year to serve in more than 30 countries. These contributions have been in spite of severe depredations imposed by US sanctions under Trump and the ongoing blockade. For these sacrifices and more, many around the world are calling for the 2020 Nobel Prize to be bestowed upon Cuba.
The two-day cultural event will feature the legendary talent nurtured on Cuban soil and recognized world-wide as virtuoso artists. Musicians located outside of Cuba influenced by numerous Afro-Cuban styles or who are playing in solidarity with the aims of the event are also participating. The roster of talent amassed for this historic event signifies the concert as one of music history’s most memorable gatherings.
Interspersed with the music, tributes by long-time friends of Cuba, other artists, politicians in the US, religious leaders, academics, and activists will join the program to make remarks and offer context to the program.
The program will broadcast LIVE from Havana’s Instituto Cubano de la Musica and from points around the globe while physical distancing is still observed.
The event will take place on SATURDAY JULY 18 AND SUNDAY JULY 19 AT
• 8pm Eastern Standard Time
• 7PM Central Daylight Time/ Chicago
• 5pm Pacific Time
And exclusively broadcast via the Twitch.tv/HotHouseGlobal channel.
The HotHouseGlobal Twitch Channel will also be simulcast on
• HotHouseGlobal on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fqiXc40zwA
• Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hothousechicago
• And on the HotHouse web site www.hothouse.net/HotHouseGlobal
Inside Cuba, the live stream will be broadcast across Cuba on national television. Co-presenters around the world will also create Watch parties on Facebook to expand the reach and audience for this legendary event. The archival version will be available on HotHouseGlobal’s You Tube channel after the live stream two-day event is concluded. The program will be presented for free without pay walls and all labor related to the program has been donated.
The Instituto Cubano de la Musica in Havana, Cuba is the Executive Producer of the event. Additional Producers are Marguerite Horberg, founder and Executive Director of HotHouse, Raul Cuza, and Bill Martinez. The lead technical support for the broadcast in the US are Luis Jahn and Vedran Residbegovic.
The Center for International Performance and Exhibition dba HotHouse is a 501c3 non profit arts presenting organization formed in 1987 in Chicago.