(Prensa Latina- Cumbancha) Havana.- Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez stated that for him it was “very important” to have taken part in the tribute to President Salvador Allende in Chile, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the coup d’etat that overthrew him and his death. “It was very important for me to have taken part in these festivities.
I recalled the events and in this case, he stated, I brought Cuban solidarity to our brothers and sisters in the Latin American countries.” The folk singer said it had been “above all impressive, the incredible number of people who attended the activities.”
“On September 10 I attended the vindication made by the Chilean government to President Salvador Allende when the door of Morandé, street the martyr frequently used and where his body was taken out that September 11 (1973), was opened.” A plaque was unveiled and two pictures of the late Chilean President were placed there. “Last Friday I was at the stadium again, the one now named after Víctor Jara,” to pay homage to one of most outstanding composers and Latin American singers killed at the stadium in the first moments after the coup d’etat led by general Augusto Pinochet.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.