Who We Are

Island of Music is a not-for-profit cultural society created to promote the development of Cuban culture in Vancouver, and to foster the musical education of children and youth. We believe that by promoting certain aspects of Cuba’s cultural legacy, we can significantly enrich Vancouver’s artistic scene and contribute to our overall quality of life.

The Vancouver Cuban Music Festival is an event of local and international outreach, featuring some of the most influential performers of contemporary Cuban music. It also represents an opportunity to witness first-hand the unique cultural product created in a country where performing its popular mainstream music requires an unparalleled level of musicianship.

Given today’s highly commercialized music industry and the resulting loss of artistic effort in favor of easier-to-sell formulas, Cuban music stands out as a bastion of authenticity and tradition, yet equally capable of absorbing modern trends and sending the crowds into a frenzy.