Havana, Cuba – Cuban folk singer and composer Carlos Varela will perform his first
concert of 2005 the night of January 8, to present the compilation Los Hijos
de Guillermo Tell.
Away from Cuban theaters for some months, the musician will meet his fans at
Havana’s Karl Marx Theater to dust some of his most popular songs, including
“Guillermo Tell,” “Como Un Angel,” “Jalisco Park” and “Monedas Al Aire.” The sleeve notes for the first volume of an anthology of his 20-year career
were written by two top exponents of Cuban New Trova: Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo
Milanés.Along with his US colleague Jackson Browne, the author of “Como Los Peces”
played in a Europe tour in November, including legs in Dublin (Ireland), Belfast
(Northern Ireland), London (Great Britain) and The Hague (Netherlands.)
A reporter from the newspaper Graffiti News stated: “…the Browne-Varela
alchemy has been fantastic. Jackson built up the moment relating how they met…
the audience has been able to perceive how much these two great musicians have
Representative of the so-called Novísima Trova, Varela started to compose in
1978 and two years later he performed along with Silvio and Pablo in the most
renowned Cuban theaters.
Famous in Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the US,
he has been invited for mythical duets with relevant international figures such
as Argentinean Fito Paez and Mercedes Sosa, Spanish singer Joaquin Sabina and US
folk singer Bonnie Raitt.
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.