Ecuadoreans to Savour Cuban Music
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- 03 / 18 / 2009
Elio Revé Jr., director of the band founded by his father in 1956, gave a news conference in Quito, the Ecuadorean capital, where he spoke about his group's preparations for its performances there, and then travel to Peru and Argentina, Prensa Latina news agency reports.
The renowned artist explained that they will perform in Ecuador in the beginning of the second semester of this year, when they will play the changüí -an old rhythm from the mountains of eastern Cuba that continues to be popular, with instruments like the tres -a three-string guitar, bongos, marimbas, guayo and maracas.
Accompanied by the group's representative, Spanish entrepreneur Manuel Muro, and by advisor Alexis Narbona, Revé pointed out that, besides Quito, the band will also perform in Latacunga and other cities of the Ecuadorean coast. He said that the Cubans love the audiences in Ecuador
He also added that Fresquecito was awarded First Prize in the 2008 edition of Cubadisco ( Cuba's annual Record Fair and Contest) in the Popular Dance Music category, and that it was also the winner in Best Album of the Cuban Fiesta Festival held in France in 2007.