(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Santo Domingo, Cuba – Cuban singer songwriter Pablo Milanés received a standing ovation for over three minutes during his reencounter with Dominican audiences, whom he presented with a successful, romantic and nostalgic concert.
In a hotel theater in Santo Domingo, the Cuban troubadour recounted his entire musical career and performed love songs for an hour and a half, interrupted by applause and standing ovations from the audience.
After several years without performing in the Dominican Republic, Milanés met his fans’ expectations, singing such favorites as “Vengo naciendo”, “Cuánto gané, cuánto perdí”, “Días de gloria”, “En saco roto” and “Nostalgia”. He sang other well-known songs such as “Yolanda”, “La vida no vale nada”, “Años”, “La soledad” and “El tiempo pasa”, which he dedicated to his pregnant daughter.
Local critics noted that “his voice, which is intact despite the passage of time, generated a deep sensation of tranquility and a sort of ‘flashback’ to the magic years of Cuba’s new song movement.”
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.