The concert started shortly after eight to the rhythm of electronic music. People went into Study 50 and, on the right, could find out how to donate: water, food, toiletries and money. The poster, which had begun circulating on the networks just a few days before, announced about ten bands and four hours of music. All proceeds would help those affected by the tornado that on January 27 ravaged several municipalities in Havana, and that in turn raised a wave of solidarity never before seen in this country.
Idania Valdés, Raúl Torres and Rodrigo Sosa from Argentina opened the concert, which went far beyond what was planned and opened the stage to artists who were not even programmed, such as Nassiry Lugo -yes, apparently Nassiry is back-, in a show in which one did not know very well how to feel, but that has the merit of spontaneity and, hopefully, the effective.
Two scarce themes, sometimes three for each artist, which were enough to articulate a super-varied concert and, despite the haste, very well structured. Cuban contemporary jazz, fused in the manner of Real Project, Yissy and Bandancha, Carlos Miyares and Daymé Arocena, starred part of the night. There was also pop rock, with David Blanco, and the mixes of Toques del Río, a constant flow of artists who came and went from the stage, who came to rap or accompany a track with the harmonica, who wanted to know part of Havana standing, name that gave title to the concert.
Interspersed with results of Cuban designer design raffles -with the same end-, the audience chanted topics such as Double game and Like women, by Polito Ibáñez, The jester and the tragic, by David Torrens, Shorcito, by Alain Pérez, or What is wrong?, of Telmary, closing of luxury next to Interactivo, that arrived, as usual, with a band that shook the old warehouses that serve as headquarters to the equipment of Study 50.
Havana standing It also has other merits. The artists who performed there on Saturday are the same artists who have been arriving to the affected areas throughout the week. They have given their music to the city, but also their arms. Namely, in days like these, how many things can cure us.