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Top Cubans Artists Pay Homage to Late Dominican Intellectual Juan Bosch
Cubans Silvio Rodríguez and Chucho Valdés, who joined the initiative of the foundation named after the author of the essay De Cristóbal Colón a Fidel Castro: el Caribe, frontera imperial (From Christopher Columbus to Fidel Castro: The Caribbean, an Imperial Frontier), are among the artists convened to participate in this project.

Although from the literary point of view he became famous as a narrator and essayist, Bosch took his first steps in poetry. For three years, part of these texts were preserved and set to music to make a CD, reports the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s website.

The promoter of this initiative was well-known singer and songwriter Manuel Jiménez, a member of Parliament for the Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana / PLD), a political organization founded by Bosch that took him to the first magistracy of that Caribbean nation.

“We recorded in Brussels, Madrid, Havana, and San Juan,” explained Jiménez, after stressing that the first edition consists of 8,000 units of each product, and that each CD includes 11 songs.

Also contributing to this effort were Puerto Ricans Danny Rivera and Ramón Vázquez, -the latter a notable interpreter of jazz; Venezuelan Sergio Pérez, and Dominicans Hochy Sánchez and Félix de Oleo.


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