Over Cuba Upside Down
“I wish I’d been born in Havana in 1920...
...so I could have grown up with the son, mambo, and maybe even some early timba: modern Cuban salsa,” says artistic director Maite Hontelé. She actually grew up in an idyllic dike house by the River Waal in the village of Haaften. But she listened to Cuban music on cassettes almost daily and played along on her trumpet.
Cuba and beyond
The love of Cuban culture and music is deeply rooted, and we want to share it with all our festival visitors and fans. With the theme Cuba Upside Down we welcomed both established names and emerging talents from the influential Cuban music scene at Music Meeting Festival. And, as usual, artists from all corners of the world graced the 2022 festival edition as well.
All Ears Stage
For the first time, there was also a Music Meeting All Ears tent on the festival site, where small concerts, interviews, documentaries and lectures could be seen and heard. That means our online music channel All Ears could also be enjoyed offline during the festival!