The festival, set up to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, is set to be an annual event.
A joint Cuba-U.S. cultural festival, the first of its kind, will take place in Harlem, New York, from August 15 to 21, and then head to Havana in Feb. 2017.
The first cultural exchange initiative to take place between Cuba and the United States, the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, will bring representatives of the island to New York.
Music, visual and performing arts, food, education, ballet and fashion will be featured during the festival.
One of the artists who will participate at the Harlem event will be the U.S. singer Smokey Robinson, who visited Cuba last April and is hopeful that the nascent relations between the two nations could boost tourism.
“Havana was a wonderful experience for me. I hope that the relationship [strenghthens] with the Harlem event and the free travel relations between Cuba and the United States,” said Robinson.
The Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival is set to take place annually in order to promote cultural exchange between the two nations.