Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated on Monday the renowned Los Van Van band on the occasion of the five decades of its foundation.
'Congratulations Van Van. With you we will always dance to the rhythm of the best Cuban music,' wrote the president on his official Twitter account @DiazCanelB.
The musical group, created by bass guitarist, arranger, and composer Juan Formell in 1969, reaches its 50th anniversary with nearly 30 recorded albums and important awards, especially the 2000 Grammy Award for its album 'Llego... Van Van' (Van Van is here).
The songo rhythm, created by Juan Formell alongside Cesar 'Pupy' Pedroso and Jose Luis Quintana 'Changuito,' is the sound that has distinguished the work of the band, which has performed on several of the most important stages of Cuba and the world.
Also known as the 'Train of Cuban music,' to many Los Van Van, directed at present by Samuel Formell, is one of the most important popular dance music groups in Cuba.