Live from Havana – A GLOBAL Musical HOMAGE PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE HUMANITY & SOLIDARITY OF THE HEALTH BRIGADES
About this Event 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 26 countries.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.
CONFIRMED PERFORMERS TO DATE ( 7/15) Program subject to change
ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS Alexander Abreu Y Habana D' Primera ~ Orquesta Aragon ~ Susana Baca~ Jane Bunnett with Danae Olano ~ Bush ~ Proyecto Socio-Cultural El Patio De Adela Y El Caverchelo.comb with Ben Lapidus ~Jon Cleary ~ Barbara Dane with Pablo Menéndez and Mezcla ~ Osain Del Monte ~ “Nachito” Herrera ~ Oscar Hernández ~ Los Van Van ~ Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra ~ Aruán Ortiz ~ Ozomatli ~ Omara Portuondo Con La Orquesta Failde ~ El Septeto Santiaguero ~ Síntesis ~ Omar Sosa ~ Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic ~ Tom Morello ~ Dayramir Gonzalez ~ Miguel Zenón ~ Grupo Moncada ~ Nancy Morejón ~ Dionne Warwick ~ Pedrito Martinez ~ Ricardo Lemvo~ John Santos ~ Michael McDonald ~ Jaime Garza and Camilo Rincon ~ Zuri Kenyatte ~ Raul Torres
SPEAKERS AND PRESENTERS Danny Glover ~ Medea Benjamin ~ Michael Moore ~ Jesse Jackson Sr. ~ Congressman Danny Davis ~ Congressman Jesús G. "Chuy" García ~ City Of Los Angeles, Cd 11 Councilman Mike Bonin ~ James Early ~ David Soul ~ Ron Perlman ~ Judith Le Blanc ~ Antonio Gonzales ~ Alicia Jrapko ~ Jontay Darko ~ Juan De Marcos González ~ Alfredo Caxaj ~ Ed Asner ~ Aislinn Sol~ Mike Farrell ~ Rafael Lay ~ Cesar Pedroso ~Jorge Gomez ~ Adalberto Alvarez ~ Ronnie Malley ~ Wilfred W. Labiosa ~ Marguerite Horberg ~ Gail Walker
MEDIA SPONSORS WDCB ~ THE PACIFICA FOUNDATION 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.