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A great concert of traditional music, held for the first time in Cuba, will fill hearts with guitars of this city which will host the International Festival de la Trova Pepe Sanchez on March 21.

The oldest music event on the island is devoted in this 48 edition to the troubadour women with the participation artists from Japan, Mexico, Spain, Dominican Republic and Cuba.

The event is one of the main attractions of the meeting started in the area around the Casa de la Trova, very close to the central Cespedes Park and ended at six in the morning of Friday 19.

The Dominican Sonia Silvestre and Cuban performers like Miriam Ramos, Vicente Feliú, Eduardo Sosa, Sara González, duo Buena Fe and José Aquiles sang in the meeting that paid tribute to the creator of "Tristezas" (Sorrows), considered a precursor piece of the national pentagram.

Indeed, this evening's widespread musical journey rounded off with the participants' tour on the road of the troubadours in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, where also lies the remains of Sanchez and other emblematic Cuban singers.

The troubadours have their say will be the name of a session of the theoretical space, with assistance, among other scholars, musicologists and Lino Betancourt, Alicia Valdes, with inquiries about the imprint of women in Cuban trova.

"The floor is women singer song writers" will be the name of one of the sessions in the theoretical space which will be attended by musicologists like Lino Betancourt and Alicia Valdes with studies about the women's stamp in Cuban trova.

Source: Sierra Maestra

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