Friday, October 27, Vancouver will welcome the soulful nueva trova
Cubana spirit of legendary Cuban musician Gerardo Alfonso. His music is a
beautiful mix, rich in influence from many musical genres from across
the Caribbean. Gerardo masterfully weaves these sounds with his urban
and popular roots, while never abandoning his trova spirit.
most recent concert was in Bolivia, where he was honored to participate
in events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of the
revolutionary leader Che Guevera.
free concert kickstarts the Vancouver 7th International Che Guevara
Conference, which runs from October 27-29, and features 14 speakers from
Canada, Cuba, Venezuela, U.S., and England. As part of the conference
program, Gerardo will also be giving a workshop on music and politics in
in Guanabacoa, Cuba on November 1, 1958, Gerardo was musically inclined
from a young age, and by his teenage years he was performing his first
compositions. In 1980, he joined the Nueva Trova Cubana movement, which
was made up of young and talented musicians who were especially
interested in the development of socially engaged lyrics. In 1997 he
composed, “These are still the Dreams” (Son los sueños todavía), a song
dedicated to Ernesto Che Guevara. It quickly became one of his most
emblematic songs, and has been performed by countless other artists
around the world as well.
To arrange an interview or for more information please contact Alison Bodine at 604-518-7361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.