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Silvio Rodriguez in the Voice of 43 Fellow Troubadours
A new album named after one of Silvio Rodriguez's classics Te doy una Cancion (I Give You a Song) was released at Havana's Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center. The double album compiles some of Silvio's best lyrics in the voice of 43 Cuban musicians of various generations.

Poet Victor Casaus told friends and people close to the cultural institution: "This album is a gift from the Pablo Center for those who admire the New Song movement and the work of one of its founders."

The disc was recorded during concerts in honor of Silvio's 60th birthday, which were broadcast on the TV program A Guitarra Limpia (Playing Only the Guitar).

It includes themes performed by well-known troubadours such as Vicente and Santiago Feliú, Sara González, Gerardo Alfonso, Frank Delgado, Carlos Varela and by younger singer-songwriters like Diego Gutiérrez, Eduardo Sosa, Erick Sánchez, Charly Salgado, Fernando Becquer, Tony Avila, Silvio Alejandro and the Ariel and Amanda duet.

"I haven't worked to transcend. I have written for the personal enjoyment and delight of making songs and doing them well," said the author of over 20 music albums, among them Dias y Flores (Days and Flowers) (1975), Unicornio (Unicorn) (1982), Cita con Angeles (A Meeting with Angels) (2003), and more recently Erase que se era (Once Upon a Time) (2006).

On Silvio's own initiative, an artistic delegation will tour penitentiaries from east to west of the island from January 13th-28th to offer hour and a half long concerts, which will begin with one artistic expression by the guards and will conclude with one by the inmates.

The artistic delegation will be made up of Vicente Feliú, Amaury Pérez, Augusto Blanca, the Sexto Sentido quartet, writer and journalist Reynaldo González, poet Alexis Díaz Pimienta, Havana City historian Eusebio Leal, who will participate in some of the activities, and painter Ernesto Rancaño, among other artists.


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