Saturday, March 26, 2016

VIDEOS. Cuba: the Rolling Stones flaming Havana – Le Parisien

A disproportionate performance that marks the return of Rock in Cuba, this musical style was long considered “satanic” by the communist country authorities.

In this free concert unprecedented, given the sports City of Havana, the Stones have released immediately heavy artillery arriving on stage to the rhythm of “Jumpin ‘Jack Flash”. Mick Jagger, burgundy shirt and jacket in multicolored sequins, was immediately won over by his Cuban fans his usual game of tonic stage, accompanied by his friends Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts and bassist Darryl Jones.

VIDEO. “Jumpin ‘Jack Flash” by opening

“One of the greatest experiences of my life”

Couples of mature, families, tourists and many young people: a motley crowd had gathered in this place near the city center, which was already three-quarters full hours before the arrival of the British stage. Thousands of stragglers were trapped in the surrounding streets, but all benefited from a clearly audible even show more than one kilometer away.

Moreover, roofs the surrounding neighborhood of “Ciudad deportiva” were filled with curious enjoying an exceptional view on the site. Inside, Arturo Noriega, a fan came to the United States, said it was “one of the greatest experiences of (his) life”.

” Satisfaction “

spectators were allowed to all religions title of the group,” Angie “to” Sympathy for the Devil “through” Brown Sugar, “” Miss You ” , or “Paint it Black” …

If the concert ended with “(I Can not Get No) Satisfaction” by Mick Jagger proclaimed, attendees could leave more than satisfied with the performance. The Stones also seemed delighted. “Thanks Cuba for this incredible and unforgettable show! It was wonderful to see you all, “tweeted the official account of the group.

Goodbye cassettes exchanged under the table

This exceptional show, scheduled three days after a historic visit to the island from US President Barack Obama, was added in extremis to tour “America Latina Olé” Londoners. The sale of alcohol was banned in a large radius around the concert, but some had clearly planned enough to keep a few hours.

A scene of 80 meters long and seven giant screens were installed in the Cuidad deportiva, inaugurated the complex before Castro’s 1959 revolution, the starting point of banning rock music in Cuba. And until the 1980s, many Cubans remember they had to listen to the Beatles or the Rolling Stones from tapes and audio cassettes exchanged under the table.

Over the past 30 years, the genre has gradually been allowed to prevail in the state media. And despite the embargo, some American musicians have occurred on Cuban soil, as Billy Joel in 1979, Audioslave in 2005 and Kool and The Gang in 2009.


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