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Cuban minister of Culture recalled singer songwriter Santiago Feliú

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Cuban minister of Culture recalled singer songwriter Santiago Feliú

Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Culture, Alpidio Alonso, on Tuesday recalled the 60th birthday of Cuban singer songwriter Santiago Feliú, one of the exponents of the movement known as Nueva Trova (New Singing Songwriting).
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On Twitter, the minister mentioned a concert to honor Feliú, whose venue will be the gardens of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC, in Spanish) on Tuesday afternoon, to which singer songwriters Gerardo Alfonso and Augusto Blanca have been invited.

Dead on Feb.12, 2014, at the age of 51, from a massive heart attack, Feliú recordered more than a dozen albums throughout his music career, including Ansias del Alba (Longing for the Dawn, 1997) in duet with his brother Vicente.

After this album, which pays tribute to the fight of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, comes his intervention in the album Entre Otros, along with Noel Nicola, where three poems were set to music: “Quien sabe se va a ti,” by César Vallejo; Estoy en el baile Extraño and No empañes tu vida, by José Martí.

His last album “Ay, La vida” (2009) has 12 songs such as “Sostener mi amor,” “Otras cosas que también,” “Planeta Cuba,” “La canción y yo,”” Marionetas de Cupido” and “De lo nunca más”, and features Silvio Rodríguez, Yusa, Haydee Milanés and Melvis Santa.

On Monday, the Casa de la Amistad (Friendship House) of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP, in Spanish), located on Paseo and 17, in Plaza de la Revolución municipality, was the venue of a concert to honor Feliú, organized by the University Student Federation (FEU, in Spanish).

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