Cubadisco. The most integrating International Fair of the Cuban music industry. Every year is dedicated to a country and a musical genre, paying tribute to artists and personalities within the Cuban music.
Cubadisco 2010 in its XIV edition from May 15th to 23rd had as main topic “The country music”, being one of the most authentic expressions of the Cuban culture denoting costums, feelings and traditions and all the repentistas of the world as guests of honor.
Important personalities integrated the Cubadisco 2010 Honorary Committee as Maria Teresa Linares, Celina González, Alexis Días Pimienta, Adolfo Alfonso, Inocente Iznaga (El Jilguero de Cienfuegos) and Pepe Ramirez.
Puerto Rico as guest of honor of Cubadisco 2009 in its XIII edition was celebrated on May 116th to 24th paying tribute to important Puerto Rican composers as Rafael Hernandez, Tite Curet Alonso, Pedro Flores , Bobby Capo and Daniel Santos as well as to enjoy the traditional genres of this country like bomba, plena, danza and seis.
The main topic was Music and Children, because music is an essential part within culture, identity, intellectual education and development, becoming very important for human growth.
Dedicated to African music and poetry was celebrated on May 17th to 25th, 2008.
The International Symposium was dedicated to African music and its Diaspora; the II International encounter of song; music and poetry as well as the programs of the Cuban music and its industry.
Venezuela was the invited country of honor in its XI edition held on May 19th to 27th, 2007. The Cuban Institute of Music and the Cubadisco International Fair awarded the Puerto Rican singer Andy Montañez as prize of honor because of his professional contribution to the Latin America culture through his work.
Cubadisco 2006 in its X edition was dedicated to music and dance held on May 20th to 28th. Cubadisco prizes were delivered in Karl Marx theater. Goza pepillo produced by Bismusic and Cancionero Cubano by Chucho Valdes from EGREM got the Grand prize.
In this edition held on May 21st to 29,2005 we had the privilege of welcoming Japan as the invited country of honor which enjoys a solid music industry and has developed strong bonds with the Cuban and Caribbean music.
Musicians from Spain, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and a few Caribbean countries have been our guests throughout these years. CUBADISCO 2005 allowed us to learn more about the traditions of the Japanese musical culture and it was also the appropriate place for both people to feast on so many years of mutual admiration and further strengthen that insular feeling that brings the Caribbean and Japan closer.
In this VIII edition Cubadisco was celebrated on May 23rd to 30th, 2004 and dedicated to Caribbean, son, tres and Benny More. Tributes were paid to Leo Brouwer, Frank Fernandez, Jose Maria Vitier, Pancho Amat, Eduardo Rosillo, Irakere, EGREM and Radio Progreso .
Cubadisco 2003 celebrated on May 11th to 18th was dedicated to the Industry of Music and Germany was the invited country of honor. Tributes were paid to Adalberto Alvarez, Sergio Vitier, Harol Gramatges, Roberto Valera, Calixto Alvarez, Edesio Alejandro, Carlos Varela, Schola Cantorum Coralina, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco.
This year the event was celebrated on May 22nd to 26th. Its VI edition had Mexico as invited of honor and dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the foundation of National School of Fine Arts (ENA).
Many artists were honored as Juan Formell in his 60`s anniversary, Cesar Portillo de la Luz in his 80`s, Compay Segundo his 95`s, Manuel Duchesne Cuzan in his 70`s and Guillermo Rubalcaba his 75 and also the 40 years of his orchestra.
It was a propitious framework to meet with agents of music and spectacles, phonographic producers, distributors, collectors and experts of the industry of music.
Cubadisco 2001 pays tribute to trova and Brazilian music.
On this year the Fair was celebrated on May 24th to 28th dedicated to Rumba. Many artists were honored as Chano Pozo in his 85th birth anniversary, Tata Guines in his 70`s, Lazaro Ross in his 75`s, Omara Portuondo in her 70`s,Maria Teresa Linares in her 80th birth anniversary.
Specialized conferences, expositions, colloquiums, concerts and CD launching of more than 180 titles of Cuban and Dominican Republic music took place during the Fair.
This III edition was celebrated on May 12th to 16th in the Havana International Conference Center. Schola performed together with a group of popular musician.
On April 18th to 22nd, 1998, was celebrated the International Fair gathering 40 record companies from Cuba, Europe and other Caribbean countries.
It had as an objective show the most recent Cuban recording to businessmen, producers and CD distributors.
It was dedicated to Harold Gramatges , an outstanding composer of classical music and other figures of Son: Francisco “ Compay Segundo” Repilado Muñoz, the pianist Ruben Gonzalez and Adalberto Alvarez.
It was the first edition of Cubadisco, thousands of Cuban musicians performed the largest son of the world achieving an important effect to the industry of music and considered as the most important event of the Cuban music.