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Acclaimed Cuban musicians Silvio Rodriguez and Leo Brouwer will meet in Chile this weekend, the former to give a concert to honor troubadour Violeta Parra at the O' Higgins Park, and the latter to receive a tribute for his excellent career.

Silvio's homage will be the last of several presentations by troubadours on the fortieth death anniversary of the author of one of the most popular Latin American songs: "Gracias a la vida" (I Thank Life). Some 50,000 people are expected to attend the outdoor concert.

Leo Brouwer, for his part, will be presented with the "Pablo Neruda" Order to the artistic and cultural merit by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on December 3, reports the local press. The day after, Brower is scheduled to give a concert at the Teatro Oriente in Santiago de Chile.

This is Silvio Rodriguez's second trip to Chile so far this year. On the first occasion he met with President Bachelet and gave concerts for his Chilean fans. The renowned singer-songwriter has confirmed attendance to the concert by his former maestro Leo Brower on December 4.

Brouwer is considered one of the major composers of the 20th century. He has conducted the Cuban National Symphonic Orchestra and is titular conductor of the Cordoba Orchestra of Spain. Among other distinctions, the famous musician is Member of Honor of UNESCO, of the Italian-Latin American Institute and of Granada's Fine Arts Academy. He was elected UNESCO musician in 2001.

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