HABANA, Jun 29th (PL) La Nueva Trova took over Old Havana in the voices of artists Kelvis Ochoa and David Torrens, a meeting marked by nostalgia for an invaluable part of musical history of the island.
Both artists ‘scored high’ for the concert on Thursday night to assume a repertoire consisting of songs of those great trova that are Silvio Rodríguez and Pablo Milanés, two fundamental authors when it comes to sung poetry.
Alternating in the interpretation of the themes or duo, the binomial Ochoa-Torrens rekindled titles such as Yolanda, the oil of a woman with a hat, a small daytime serenade, the Brief space in which you are not, My blue unicorn, and it’s gone, that age
Anthological all in the musical work of Rodriguez and Milanés, but also for the New Trova Movement, current whose beginnings goes back to the 1960s.
Ochoa and Torrens did not sing alone, in each verse they were followed by hundreds of voices gathered for the concert that took place in the participation of the pianist José María Vitier at his most remarkable moment.
Vitier printed the air of genius at the evening in the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, rounding off a delivery that transcended beyond the poetry of two greats of Cuban music.
The concert put an end to the International Symposium ‘In Canoa towards a Culture of Nature’, an event that recalled the 30 years of the scientific-cultural expedition led by the Cuban naturalist Antonio Núñez Jiménez.
From 1987 to 1988, Núñez Jiménez led the international expedition ‘In Canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean’, traveling on five of these vessels that visited some twenty countries in the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers and the Antilles Sea, to complete a route of more than 17 thousand kilometers.