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Pablo Milanés
Popular Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés received in Havana the Annual Award of the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC).

Pablito, author of the anthological piece "Yolanda" and founder of the Nueva Trova (New Song) Movement in Cuba, won the 2007 award along with musician Salvador Alarcón, of Bayamo.

Attending the awards ceremony held at the UNEAC national headquarters were Carlos Martí, president of the said cultural institution, outstanding musician Harold Gramatges, who heads the music branch in the association, other composers, singers, relatives and friends.
His contributions to the national culture, emblematic songs and exceptional voice and standings bonds with the UNEAC made him worthy of the recognition, multiplied in plastic works handed to him by artists of the reputation of Nelson Domínguez and Eduardo Roca "Choco".

On Friday 9, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Literature Award laureate, presented Pablo Milanés with the "Haydée Santamaría" Medal at Casa de las Americas in the Cuban capital.

Cultural Ambassador of Cuba for several long years, Pablo Milanés has performed on several stages around the world, has a huge discography, is highly acclaimed in Latin America, especially in his country, where he gives concerts every year along with his musical group.

Milanés headed the select list of young Cuban singer-songwriters who in the early '60s and along with Silvio Rodríguez, Noel Nicola and Vicente Feliú, among others, led the New Song Movement, which multiplied in Latin America and reaches the present day with the youngest stars.
Source: CubaSi

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