Cuba Culture

Havana Hosts Cuban Rock Festival

Posted July 23, 2003 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

Havana.- The Cuban capital hosted the National Rock Festival this month, with the participation of some foreign bands as well.

The event, which was called Caiman Rock and was sponsored by the Hermanos Saíz Association, allowed learning about the development of that musical genre in Cuba.

The festival was a showcase of Cuban rock bands from all provinces, covering a wide range of styles, from soft to hard rock.

Among the foreign participants were Cruks en Karnak from Ecuador, Banda Bassotini from Italy, and Txapelpunk from the Basque Country, among others.

Cuba was represented by the groups Zeus, Eleven, Hipnosis, Agonizer, Extraño Corazon, Anima Mundi, Olimpo, Mephisto, Demencia, C-Men, and Rice and Beans.

Several institutions hosted the festival, which acknowledges the development of that musical genre on the largest Antillean Island.

Member Comments

On January 08, 2004, let it burn wrote:


I am in a touring rock band based out of New Jersey.  We have toured all of europe and the U.S. with hopes of hitting Russia, china and Japan this year.  I was wondering if you have ever heard of any American bands finding a way to play a few shows in Cuba.  We would love to fugure out a way to make it work if at all possible.  My name is Casey

On May 25, 2004, John Mendez Cultin wrote:

  HI FELLOWS.      I need to know something about the Cuban best rock that named VIENTO SOLAR, in all world is good view. I think wish Viento Solar represent all future music strong Rock in Cuba.  JHON.

On August 20, 2004, sandmann wrote:

When is the next Cuban Rock Festival? I would like to play there with my band! I was allready recording once in Havanna with some cuban guys.

On August 20, 2004, GARY HOPMANN wrote:

I Know rock in Cuba are best music. I remember was years 90s Alamar Rock Festival in Alamar City. I remember something sign about moment over all the performance of Ivan Fariñas oldman with VIENTO SOLAR band ones the best band of rock and roll, maybe im sorry with other rock bands is posible i will going to cuba from to see others rock group many insterting please establish comunication with me to my e-mail. I hope to you.
My country its Germany.

On August 21, 2004, sandmann wrote:

To Mr. Gary Hopman. Did I understand you right? You want to go to Cuba with some other rock-bands? please contact me: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - [url=][/url]

On November 22, 2006, Eloy Posada wrote:

Hello everyone, my name’s Eloy Posada I’m a natural born Cuban, born and raised in the town of Santa Fe in Playa, residing now in Boston, U.S.A, I’ve been here for about 16 years, perhaps many of you reading this article now might be acquainted with me, my best regards and wishes to all of you from the bottom of my heart, I recently formed a Heavy Metal band myself here in the Boston area, we call ourselves “Metal Dust”, right before this band was formed I sang lead vocals with the famous band L.A Guns for only few months after being let go ‘cause the fans wanted Philip Lewis back and I do not blame them at all, he’s the main course of that band, but at least I had myself my few minutes of fame…Don’t you think?..Well the main reason I’m writing to you guys is just because I’d like to be granted with the gift of being able to go to Cuba and giving to you guys ourselves a total free of charge concert and being able to enjoy it all of us together in one of the most beautiful country that Cuba is, I don’t live there anymore but I miss y’all, Please get back with me with the status of my request, you can always reply me at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
                                              Eloy Posada, looking forward to hearing from you.

On August 06, 2007, Aurora Gobel wrote:

Mr. Eloy Posada
        I read your article and I do really would like to meet you and your band, I listened to you demo songs and I really dug it, you do have an incredible voice and I may have some presentations for you in the nearest future, e-mail me at any time.
                      Sincerely yours;
                                        Aurora Gobel…..