(Prensa Latina) Havana.- A group of young Cuban folk singers, including William Vivanco,
Fernando Becquer, the duo Karma and Fidel Diaz will see the day of poet and
humanist Jose Marti"s 152nd anniversary (Jan 28) singing for the occasion. The
Hermanos Saiz Association -the organization of Cuban young
intellectuals- and the magazine El Caiman Barbudo sponsor the ceremony, as
singer and chief editor of the aforementioned publication Fidel Diaz
commented for Prensa Latina."Since 2003, the singer-songwriters of the new generation, as well as
poets and writers of any age get together from 10 pm on the eve of the
anniversary at the house where the National Hero was born to pay him tribute,"
José Martí’s house, in the zone known as Old Havana, UNESCO World Heritage
Site, is the spot where at midnight, after singing the National Anthem "a
jam session of minstrels and poets sparks off until dawn," Diaz concluded.
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.