Olga Tañón is heading back to the Pearl of the Antilles…
The 48-year-old Puerto Rican singer is heading back to Cuba to perform two free shows on the island: One December 5 in Santiago de Cuba, and a second on December 12 in Havana’s fabled Malecón.
Tañón will perform as part of a cultural exchange and is planning on inviting other acts to take the stage with her, as well.
Tañón, who performed in the Caribbean island nation as part of Juanes’ “Paz Sin Fronteras” show in Havana back in 2009, is already preparing for her trip with a Cuban homage.
Her new single “Vivo la Vida” is Cuba-inspired, and its video was filmed entirely on location in Havana. Shot documentary-style with handheld cameras, it incorporates Cuban musicians and locals into its shots as Tañón dances her way down Havana’s streets to a merengue beat.
“The idea,” she says, “was to highlight the joy and musicality of Cuba, creating a bridge between today’s open country and the island she visited in 2009.”