The Trade Fair “Island that sounds” of the international event Cubadisco 2002which was to take place from this Thursday until next Sunday, was canceled due to the current weather situation in the Caribbean country and the forecast of heavy rains in western Cuba.
A statement from the Cuban Institute of Music, released through its social networks, reports that the Organizing Committee of the main event of the recording industry in Cuba canceled the activities planned as part of the trade fair “because of inclement weather and the forecasts of the Institute of Meteorology for the next days”.
“Isla que sonido” was scheduled this weekend at the El Castillito Recreational Center in Havana, and as part of it the participation of record companies and other companies and cultural entities was planned. Its program included book and record presentations, concerts, dance therapies, sale of handicrafts, accessories and another group of activities, as reported the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
The news dispatch specifies that among the groups and artists confirmed for the fair were the Moncada Group, the Aragón Orchestra, Tony Ávila, Timbalaye, Iván “El Hijo de Teresa”, Bamboleo, Paulo FG and his Elite, and the orchestra of the recently disappeared Adalberto Alvareznow under the direction of his son Brayan.
Cubadisco 2022, initially scheduled between May 14 and 22, had to postpone its celebration and extend its activities until the beginning of June due to the explosion that occurred in the Saratoga hotel, in the Cuban capital, which left a balance of 46 dead and nearly a hundred injured. Now, the weather forecasts on the Island make it necessary to suspend its trade fair.
The current weather situation affecting Cuba is associated with the remains of Hurricane Agatha, which recently affected Mexico, and which could reorganize to become a depression or even a tropical storm.
However, the “most significant” thing for Cuba, regardless of this possible development, “will be the extensive cloudy areas with heavy and intense rains that will begin to affect the western and central regions as of Thursday the 2nd and that will last for a few days. , with accumulations that could exceed 200 millimeters in different locations”, in accordance with the Institute of Meteorology of the Island (Insmet).