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Cuban musical group Buena Fe in Spain
Successful Cuban musical group Buena Fe performed its songs to several hundreds of people in the Spanish cities of Madrid, Granada and Santiago de Compostela, during its fourth visit to Spain since their career began nearly ten years ago.

Buena Fe, still basking in the success caused in Cuba by its latest CD, Catalejo, was invited to Spain by newly incepted company Liam Producciones, which also works in that country with Cubans Pablo Milanés and Raúl Torres.

According to Israel Rojas, leader of the group, these were concerts in small places with audiences of 300, 400 and up to 500 people.

Rojas pointed out that the acceptance of the audience for which they have performed in Spain has been on the rise and on a positive note. “Of course, it’s important to make it clear that we’re still in the process of promoting the Catalejo album,

and we’re still opening up to the public in general in a country with a rich musical culture that is highly competitive.

“Our concerts are basically attended by Cubans residing in Spain, which is extremely assertive for them and for us from the cultural standpoint, and by Spanish people connected with this community. But luckily, these songs have already been

given ample airplay and we’re looking forward to next summer to see the results of these visits and the promotion campaign.”

Buena Fe is maximizing the wonderful acceptance of the Catalejo album, putting together the Spanish tour repertoire on the basis of that CD, without forgetting previous hit songs that people sing along with them.

About a recent concert in Havana’s Revolution Square, with an estimated attendance of some 250,000 Cubans, Rojas pointed out that it was taped and recorded in audio format to be edited on DVD for a new release next January.

“It’s a concert that I still watch and cannot believe it. It was on a Tuesday, without any additional transportation or major advertising. It was World Youth Day. However, the audience response was huge. It’s the biggest concert we’ve had and it

makes us very happy that it was taped for that time when we and the concert goers are well on in years.”


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