HAVANA, Cuba.- Barbadian singer Magnet Man, whose music is a fusion between Caribbean reggae and British rock that he calls reggae-rock, will offer two concerts in Havana on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Cuban Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS), which groups Cuba’s artistic vanguard.
The first concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, when he will share the stage with the Cuban rock band Qva Libre, while the second one will take place at the Pabellon Cuba cultural exhibition center, venue of the AHS.
Based in England, Man is the author of ‘Scape to the Music’, a song chosen for the celebrations in honor of South African leader Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
On that occasion, Magnet Man, a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, donated the funds raised to the construction of schools in Africa.
His first album, ‘Magnificent’, won a Platinum Disc in the Caribbean for its sales and a Platinum special award granted by the Minister of Culture of Barbados.
His second album, ‘Ragga-Rock’, was co-produced with Nick Brine, who has worked with bands such as Coldplay and Oasis.
This is Magnet Man’s third visit to Cuba. He participated in the 2010 Fiesta of Iberoamerican Culture held in the eastern province of Holguin and later in the Romerias de Mayo 2011 Music Festival also in Holguin.