Jorge Luis Tapia, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and the first secretary in the province of Camagüey, and Isabel González Cárdenas, president of the governmental body in this level, headed the solemn ceremony, celebrated this Sunday in the urban park Casino Campestre, at the end of the longest sound in this locality, which lasted 24 hours.

The members of other 20 local musical groups that led this event started on Saturday afternoon also received certificates of recognition.

The longest sound of Camagüey will have its next release in 2017, which will allow the musicians to fraternize and exchange experiences.

Manolito Simonet was responsible for the artistic direction of the event, and the group headed by him led the big concert of the appointment.

Created in 1993, the group is distinguished by its fusion of timba with other traditional genres like guaracha, cha-cha-cha and danzón. It possesses several national and international awards, and has the influences of other big musicians like Adalberto Álvarez and Juan Formell.

Simonet, pianist, arranger and composer, said to be satisfied with the first edition of this celebration, since the expectation of keeping the rhythm playing during the whole day and of joining several bands from Camagüey in the same initiative was fulfilled.

He added that for next events, it is expected the presence of other artists from the province who have developed his career in another place, and the possibility of promoting a meeting of the schools of art of Cuba.

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