On his Twitter account, the president stated that all of Cuba supports the musicians and noted that when he read about the band’s harassment in Spain, he recalled a song written by singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez: “I will always have an enemy, with a wrinkled face and more tired than me. Those who along his shadow, want to cut the measure, of all the Revolution,” Díaz-Canel tweeted.
On his Facebook page, Buena Fe’s leader, Israel Rojas, thanked the solidarity and affection of many people, including troubadour Silvio Rodríguez, who rejected the boycott against the artists on his Internet blog, “Segunda Cita”.
“Buena Fe’s harassers do not bother to listen to their songs. Could it be that they do not want to know the inappropriate questions that the duo is throwing into the air, track by track, here, on Cuban soil?” the renowned Cuban musician and composer wrote.
“Could it be that some take advantage of a respectable right to leave but cannot stand those who stay to fight for a better country? Could it be that those who call for invasions and blockades against their people are ashamed of themselves?
Buena Fe’s moral example is intolerable for some. It is understandable,” he said.
The musicians announced “with sadness” a few days ago the suspension of their concerts in the cities of Salamanca and Zamora because “under the pretext of democracy, fascist harassment and threats were unleashed against the owners of the premises, and that was more powerful than songs,” Buena Fe posted on Facebook.