Blondie can add a new line to their long resume -- cultural ambassadors.
The new wave pioneers will head to Cuba early next year to host a four-day festival called Blondie in Havana. Debbie Harry and company will play two concerts in the city and lead attendees on a series of events, including performances from some of the nation's most popular artists, visits to museums and cultural institutions, and a photography and architecture tour of Havana.
Drummer and co-founder Clem Burke says, "Blondie has always had a love for music from that part of the world. All the way back to 'Rapture' and 'The Tide Is High,' we've always experimented with Caribbean sounds, so as soon as going to Cuba became a possibility, we started putting something together."