Havana, Nov 29 - The poet and singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez today celebrates his 75 years as a cultural life celebrity and an essential voice in the soundtrack of the Cuban Revolution.
Considered one of the most recognized musicians inside and outside of Cuba, Rodríguez founded the so-called Nueva Trova Movement together with Pablo Milanés, Noel Nicola and Vicente Feliú, which set the tone in the field of Cuban popular music as of 1972.
Born in the city of San Antonio de los Baños (west) in 1946, the author of emblematic songs such as Pequeña Serenata Diurna or El Necio transcends his artistic career and more than twenty albums.
His musical work was acclaimed in various Latin American stages, where he starred in performances accompanied by famous Latin American artists.
This year the singer-songwriter deserved the Leteo Prize awarded in the Spanish city of León for his commitment to the word as an antidote to everything that threatens dignity and as a safeguard of knowledge, beauty and thought »
In his country, the musician undertook the series of concerts known as Gira por los Barrios to bring the best of his art to numerous communities, prisons and institutions inside and outside the capital for more than a decade.
For this initiative, which brought culture closer to Cuban neighborhoods and the training of audiences of all ages and social backgrounds, the artist obtained the National Prize for Community Culture granted by the National Council of Houses of Cultures. (PL)
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