Festival San Remo Music Awards Cuba 2022 concludes with great success
After six days of concerts, business and culinary meetings and fashion shows, the San Remo Music Awards (SRMA) Cuba 2022 ended with great success, hosting important artists from five countries.
During the closing ceremony, Mario Escalona, president of the Musical Recording Company (EGREM), stressed the importance of this event being held in Cuba, since it has contributed to a "greater rapprochement between the two Italian and Cuban homelands, where it was revealed that culture and its creative capacities, as an industry designed to develop the spirit, has edges yet to be undertaken”.
He signified the wide participation of national and foreign guests and said that 51 Cuban artistic units from the different agencies and companies of music as well as shows accompanied and enjoyed diverse sounds in all the spaces of the contest, to which they added more than 50 foreign artists and entrepreneurs from Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United States and Belgium.
Later, he referred to the business fair, in which 30 companies and more than 120 professionals from the sector participated; to the importance of the Event of Women Entrepreneurs and Music Business people, and to the international culinary meeting in which 11 chefs from Italy and Cuba presented their dishes, all of great importance.
The festival also featured a fashion catwalk, during which designers Ismael de la Caridad, from Cuba, and Nino Lettieri and Giuseppe Racioppi, from Italy, showed the best of their contemporary haute couture creations.
Another moment of great importance, perhaps the greatest, was the interpretation contest, in which 16 young Cuban artists competed, whose first place was won by the Iris Duo, in second place was Alejandro Padrón and the third was shared by Saed Mohamed and Dayris Alvarez.
There was also a prize awarded by the press that went to Anibal Ramos Mejias, from the province of Cienfuegos, and the popularity prize went to Ana Mariam, with more than 9,000 votes. Among the Italian artists in the festival are the singer-songwriter Ricardo Cocciante and composer Gatto Panceri, author of "Vivo por ella", popularized by Andrea Bocelli, as well as Sonia Mazza, Rossella Zitiello and Sara Scognamiglio, from Mexico Sami (Samuel ) Castelini, winner of the talent show La Academia, composer of soap opera soundtracks and from Spain Pilar Boyero, singer, presenter and teacher specializing in Spanish copla.
Cuba was represented by a large group of musicians and singers, including the Moncada Group, Alejandro Falcón, Gastón Joya, Rolando Luna, Yaroldi Abreu, Oliver Valdés, the Septeto Habanero, Tania Pantoja, Suset Orieta, Abel Geronés, Mayito Rivera, Pedrito Calvo, Osdalgia, Tania Pantoja, Adrian Berazaín, Haila María Mompié and Waldo Mendoza.
The world-renowned San Remo Festival held in Cuba, Latin American country that hosted it for the first time, was sponsored by SRMA, EGREM, the Ministry of Culture and the Cuban Institute of Music, which confirms that music is an important history link between the peoples of Italy and the largest of the Antilles.
(Photos from CubaPLUS Magazine, Prensa Latina and the EGREM Facebook site)