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Cuba's Los Van Van postpones Conga Room gig

August 4, 2011 |  1:25 pm

Los Van Van
The legendary Cuban band Los Van Van has postponed Thursday night's gig at the Conga Room in downtown L.A., citing last-minute problems for band members in obtaining U.S. travel visas.

The band had to cancel a concert at the Conga Room in December for the same reason.

A Conga Room spokesperson said the concert is being rescheduled for sometime in September. No further details were available.

Led by frontman-founder Juan Formell, Los Van Van is one of the most respected and influential Latin bands of the rock-pop era. But its stateside appearances in the past occasionally have sparked controversy, due to the band's longtime support of Fidel Castro's communist government.


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-- Reed Johnson

Photo: The band as it appeared for the release of 1999's "Llego Van Van: Van Van Is Here." Credit: Reuters