(Prensa Latina- Cumbancha) Cienfuegos, Cuba.- Cuban Culture Vice-Minister Abel Acosta cancelled a postage stamp in tribute to singer Benny Moré (1919-1963), within the activities of Popular Music International Festival named after the brilliant artist. “This action gives the Festival a new dimension and at the same time guarantees that along with the other cultural events taking place here that the nation will not lose the memory of Benny Moré,” Acosta commented. For this occasion a special cancellation containing the cane and the broad-brimmed hat, icons of the artist honored was used. “This stamp, Cuban Philatelic Federation President José Raúl Lorenzo said, is part of Cuba’s postage heritage.” Cuban Music Institute Vice-President Jesús Gómez Cairo and Hilda Moré, daughter of the singer born on August 24, 1919 in Santa Isabel de las Lajas also signed the postcard.
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.