Major Lazer Tapped as First Notable U.S. Act to Perform in Cuba Since Diplomatic Ties Were Restored

The historic show is happening in March.

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Major Lazer will head to Cuba in March to play a free show, but it's much more than that. This is a monumental undertaking for Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, as their performance will be the first show by a major American act to occur in the country since the U.S. and Cuba restored diplomatic ties.

“For as long as I can remember, Cuba has played an influential role on my love of music—Cuba has such a powerful cultural impact all over the world and for me, especially growing up in Florida, it became one of the biggest cultural centers for music to evolve from,” says Diplo in a press release. "Going back to perform in 2016 and to be a part of the culture once again is a huge blessing and I couldn’t be more honored to bring the Major Lazer project there.”

The free show will take place March 6 at the Tribuna José Martí and will be presented by the Musicabana Foundation. While there, Major Lazer will meet with Cuban music students and young, local DJs that will share the stage with the group. Visit here for more information. You can also catch Major Lazer on tour dates around the world, including Coachella, Sasquatch!, and Firefly festivals this spring and summer.

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