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Cuban President expressed his gratitude to singer Silvio Rodriguez

Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today expressed his gratitude to the Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez, who today received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Havana (UH).

Today, upon receiving the Honoris Causa from the University of Havana, Silvio said: “Thank you is little for such a generous hug that overwhelms”. The grateful ones are your compatriots, Poet, stressed the Cuban president in his Twitter account.

In an act that took place this morning in the Aula Magna of the house of higher studies, the Cuban troubadour received the most important award given by the UH from the hands of the rector of the institution, Miriam Nicado, the Presidency of the Republic reported on Twitter.

Nicado recalled the work of the founder of the Nueva Trova Cubana movement in the Caribbean nation and Professor Manuel Calviño delivered words of praise to the artist in the presence of President Miguel Díaz-Canel, senior government officials and Cuban artists and intellectuals.

Calviño stressed the troubadour has been a sleepless inquirer of Cuban society, and has fought to make it better. “The Revolution belongs to those who feel it and embrace it, and he unequivocally embraced it,” he said.

“It is indescribable to be recognized by the institution where so many personalities have made history, especially if this happens in the country where I was born,” said the renowned composer and musician.

“I receive this recognition on behalf of the Cuban trova of all time,” added the visibly moved intellectual.

His inauguration is considered the last action of the professional program of the International Scientific Convention of the University of Havana, Saber UH, inaugurated last Monday in the central Yara movie theater.

Rodríguez is one of the contemporary Cuban composers with the most national and international recognition, and this status sizes the scope of his work, which includes musical composition and lyrics of hundreds of songs.

Born on November 29, 1946 in the town of San Antonio de los Baños, in the current province of Artemisa, he was also one of the founders of the Sound Experimentation Group, of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry.

In 2009, the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, distinguished the artist with the title Doctor Honoris Causa, a nomination in Art that he also received in 2017 from the University of the Arts of Cuba.


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