With the end of the US embargo in sight, these are exciting and incredibly fragile times for Cuba. MANANA 2016 is an inclusive and collaborative festival built on the deep love and mutual respect we all have for rhythm.
MANANA 2016 is approved by the Cuban Government, and will run from the 4th – 6th May in the historic cultural capital of Santiago de Cuba.
We believe that an international electronic music audience will find inspiration in Afro-Cuban folkloric music, and that Cuba’s powerful blend of rhythm, flow and feeling will enrich the development of electronic music and its community. In return, MANANA 2016 will be an opportunity for Cubans to share their incredible cultural heritage, collaborate, and use technology to take their musical development in new directions.