The Foundation

Musicabana is an organization that promotes mutual understanding between the people of Cuba, the United States, and the rest of the world, through year-round musical, artistic and cultural events that emphasize and enrich shared history, traditions and values.

Musicabana is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Our Mission

By promoting its role in the Caribbean, Cuba will become a revitalizing force and a catalyst for cultural change in a region that stretches from Colombia and Venezuela’s Amazonia to the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz, Jamaica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Florida, New Orleans, and beyond.

Our mission is to promote Cuba as a premier destination for the discovery of new sonic horizons and a vital center of the music world. We work hard to encourage local talent through year-round workshops and cultural programs that foster new cultural dynamics between Cuba, the Caribbean, and the rest of the world.



Carlinhos Brown

Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and record producer from Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

Ashley Capps

Ashley Capps Promoter and founder of AC Entertainment, the Knoxville-based booking and event-production company best known for its role in launching Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Robert Kraft

Award-winning songwriter, film composer, recording artist and record producer. As President of Fox Music, Kraft was the Executive in Charge of Music for more than 300 Fox feature films, as well as dozens of TV shows.

Michael Lang

Musical concert promoter, producer and artistic manager best known as co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in 1969.

Pablo Milanés

Grammy award-winning Cuban singer-songwriter and guitar player. One of the founders of the Cuban Nueva Trova movement.

Joaquin Sabina

Award-winning singer, songwriter, and poet from Spain.

Ned Sublette

American composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author. He is a leading scholar in Cuban music, having been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005.

Chucho Valdes

5-time Grammy award-winning Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger whose career spans over 50 years. An original member of the Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna.

Christopher Wangro

Former tzar of Special Events for the City of New York. He has produced presidential summits, papal visits, rock festivals, and massive public spectacles for over three decades.

Jill Newman

Event producer based in New York City. Some notable events include Afropunk Festival, Blue Note Jazz Festival and the Highline Ballroom Festival.

Fabian Alsultany

Currently the VP of Programming for Wanderlust Festivals, Alsultany has worked with Putumayo World Music as Director of Festivals & Tours and at Palm Pictures as Director of A&R and Festivals alongside industry legend Chris Blackwell.