Cuban Songwriter Sings in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Silvio Rodriguez, a troubadour, a poet, a Cuban and a Latin American returned to Buenos Aires in the first of two concerts in this capital, where more than 9,000 people sang with him in an evening full of symbolism.

Homeland, hope, the latent reality in society and that political commitment in so convulsive times for Latin America and the world, became evident on Thursday, with moments charged with emotion, in which the Argentines, -who love Silvio-, thanked him again and again for being here right now.

'Stay all night long, stay all your life,' shouted one of the many people who waited for this moment since his most recent performance in this southern land, more than three years ago. Shouts to Silvio, Cuba and its Revolution, America, were turned into an echo in the overflowing Luna Park throughout the evening.

Accompanied by his guitar, his camera that supports on a small table next to his chair, and seven excellent musicians, Silvio made many hearts happy, couples that held hands while singing 'El Necio', many who have grown up listening to him and chanted at the top of their voices.

Among applause, Silvio sang many songs, some of them old ones, but mostly never heard before here as 'Viene la cosa', composed in 2016: 'viene una cosa que solo la sinceridad destroza', the chorus says.

Magical moments were many. When he sang 'Te amare', 'La maza', 'La Gaviota', composed in 1976 when he returned from Angola, or 'Tonada para dos poemas', two quatrains written by poet Ruben Martinez Villena.

This was the third of five concerts in Argentina of a tour that first took him to Chile and will conclude on Sunday, October 28, with a free recital in the Buenos Aires locality of Avellaneda.

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Silvio Rodriguez, Gieco and a Concert for Plaza de Mayo Grandmothers (+Photos)

Buenos Aires, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) After 41 years of a struggle still ongoing the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo have celebrated with a concert full of symbolism, love, struggle and hope in which the Argentinean Leon Gieco and the Cuban Silvio Rodriguez were present.

The Casacuberta hall of the San Martin Theater testified to a magical Tuesday night. There were the Grandmothers and their president, the great human rights defender Estela de Carlotto, the recovered grandchildren, friends, those who believe and are convinced that perseverance achieves miracles that love, as Silvio would say, breeds wonders.

They wanted to kill us and they sowed us,' Carlotto told those in the auditorium, where several personalities attended, but above all those men and women who today, thanks to the struggle of these warriors, were able to recover their true identity and who are convinced the fight is continuing to find the other 300 grandchildren who are missing.

Gieco, along with his harmonica and guitar, thanked the Grandmothers for honoring him by singing in the tribute and interpreted the central theme of the documentary El Camino de Santiago ('The Way to Santiago'), by Tristan Bauer, dedicated to the memory of the late young Santiago Maldonado, disappeared and later found dead after the repression of the gendarmerie in Chubut.

There, among the audience, was also Sergio, one of the brothers of the young man who defended the Mapuche community of Cushamen and never returned home.

When the emotions were beating, Silvio came up, accompanied by the consonant Vocal chorus. I feel very honored that I was invited to this event, he said. Several songs sounded then, such as Solo el amor ('Only Love') and Pequeña serenata diurna ('Little Day Serenade').

'Tears must be transformed into struggle, resistance and hope. Many of us say thank you in spite of the pain because we can leave something to posterity so that this story is not repeated, for the Never Again,' said an emotional Estela de Carlotto almost at the close of the concert.

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Silvio Rodríguez to Sing in Panama Parallel to Summit of the Americas

The Cuban singer and songwriter Silvio Rodríguez will offer a concert in Panama running parallel to the Summit of the Americas informed this Wednesday organizers of an encounter of social movements.

«Silvio Rodríguez’s concert is confirmed for the evening of April 9», said to AFP Olmedo Beluche, one of the organizers of the so called Summit of the Peoples.

The author of Ojala, Sueño con serpientes, Monólogo or Te doy una canción will perform for free for the public at the University of Panama.

The concert of Rodríguez, 68 years old, will take place on the first day of this alternative appointment to the Summit of the Americas that will gather at the Panamanian capital more than 3 000 members of social movements from all over the continent.

«Silvio’s songs have expressed for 40 years the struggle for the independence of Latin America, the solidarity and social justice», said Beluche.

Rodríguez will arrive in Panama with the Cuban delegation that will participate in this alternative meeting. The goal of the members is to demand the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to rescind the decree that qualifies Venezuela a «threat» to the national security of that country.

The Summit of the People is scheduled 9-11 of April, while the Summit of The Americas that gathers the heads of State and Government of the entire continent, will take place from April 10 to 11 of the same month.

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Silvio Rodríguez will charge in Havana again

Cuban singer-songwriter, Silvio Rodríguez, is set to resume his concerts in Cuban neighborhoods in September, including the community of San Antonio in Artemisa Province and in Santa Amalia Park in the Havana neighborhood of Arroyo Naranjo.

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