the cuban orchestra The Van Van announced this Saturday that it will continue with its current tour despite the death of its bassist, Juan Carlos Formell, after a performance in New York.
“We inform our fans that the tour in the United States continues, we will be paying tribute to Juan Carlos in each presentation, in each musical note, in each Vanvanero choir as Juanca would have wished”, pointed out the group through his Facebook account.
In the message, Los Van Van expressed their “great sadness” over the death of Formell, 59, who died in New York as a result of a heart attack, as confirmed by the Cuban Institute of Music.
“Everyone who ever knew him knows how special he was as a human being, as a professional, and as a musician. We are all destroyed by this news. We are left with the joy that his last moments were on stage giving everything for our music, for our family, for Los Van Van and for their fans ”the group noted.
Formell had to leave a concert that Los Van Van offered at the Lehman Center in The Bronx on Friday night, which was temporarily interrupted and then resumed half an hour later with another bass player.
The musician was one of the sons of the founder of the group Juan Formell and had taken over the legendary band after his death in 2014.
The Cuban group performed this Friday in New York as part of a troubled US tour, as the band was forced to initially postpone that concert due to visa difficulties and cancel another performance in Miami.
The calendar takes them this weekend to the Californian cities of San Francisco and San Diego and then, starting June 3, to Europe, where they will have stops in several countries, including Spain.
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