On March 6 at the Tirbuna José Marti, Cuba will officially receive its first big name act from the United States to put on a show in the country since the two reconciled in July 2015. That act is no other than the highly loved Major Lazer, composed of Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire. Being heavily influenced by the Cuban culture, Diplo “couldn’t be more honored to bring the Major Lazer project there,” where the US had banned all connection to the country since 1961 in response of the Cold War. This is a monumental moment for both the artists and music history as the Musicbana Foundation presents this free show coming this Spring.
“For as long as I can remember, Cuba has played an influential role on my love of music—Cuba has such a powerful cultural impact all over the world and for me, especially growing up in Florida, it became one of the biggest cultural centers for music to evolve from. Going back to perform in 2016 and to be a part of the culture once again is a huge blessing and I couldn’t be more honored to bring the Major Lazer project there.”