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Jun 22, 2018

Belize International Jazz Festival Features Canatus Sax Quintet of Cuba

The Belize International Jazz Festival kicked off last week and will wrap up on Sunday. As a part of the week long festivities, on Thursday visiting artist Carlos Rafael Barban and the Canatus Sax Quintet of Cuba held a live art and jazz show at the Image Factory. We stopped by and spoke with Carlos Perrote of Belize International Jazz Festival.


Carlos Perrote, Artist Director, Belize International Jazz Festival

“The relationship between Cuba and Belize – those relations come a long while and we try to continue it and make it stronger. So, today we bring Gilvano and will be performing to the music of Canatus together live.”


Carlos Perrote


“Talk to us a little bit more about Canatus and how they have been received in Belize at this international jazz festival?”


Carlos Perrote

“Very welcome. In Belize there are people who like their music. It is a mix of different tendency of their music, not only jazz; Latin jazz, classical music, pop, reggaes sometimes and it is a variety and people accept it very will.”


Canatus will be performing at the Radisson on Saturday night, as well as at the closing concert on Sunday in Memorial Park.

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