(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Madrid, Spain – Cuban singer and composer Pablo Milanes will give a concert this Saturday in Tenerife, Spain, as part of a tour that includes several cities in the Canary Islands, plus Barcelona, Zaragoza, Cordoba, La Coruña and Bilbao.
Milanes’ representative, Maria de los Angeles Quintana, said that the founder of the Nueva Trova movement is accompanied by a band inspired in new concepts and enhanced with four metal instruments and an oboe. She said that this is not a definitive change but rather an experiment and includes arrangements of fellow countryman Coco Freeman. The Spanish entity that sponsors the tour said it will continue until mid October.
The tour is aimed at promoting his 33-song CD Anthology, a collection of his best known songs. The period he remained away from the stage for health reasons, he used to work on his CD “Feeling 6,” that takes a retrospective look at the 1960s when the movement took its first steps and is represented by composers Cesar Portillo de la Luz, Marta Valdes and the late Jose Antonio Mendez.
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.