New Technology Partner: Elektron

Manana is committed to supporting Santiago de Cuba's historic musical scene, so we are delighted to welcome on board iconic Swedish electronic instrument manufacturer, Elektron, to help us achieve that goal.

They will be donating an Analog Four and an Analog Rytm - a splendid synthesizer and a flexible one-stop drum machine - which will be left with local studios following the festival. LA based musician, Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker (playing at the festival as Gifted & Blessed) is heading out a week before Manana to collaborate with local musicians and will run demonstrations for them to showcase the potential of the equipment.