HAVANA, May 23 Cuban band Buena Fe celebrates this year fifteen years of prolific musical life, whose success lies on their commitment to tell the reality of their country in their songs.
Israel Rojas, main responsible for their lyrics, ratified that the essence of the project he founded 15 years ago with guitarist Yoel Martínez has been and will be to discuss Cuban reality. Commenting on the anniversary, Rojas at the venue of the Union of Journalists of Cuba talked about the current challenges and the role of artists in a rapidly changing society like his. He claimed that in artistic creation everything happens through an economic independence, so there must be a change of mind to defend and internationalize the good art done in Cuba.
He added that the essence of his work is and will be “discussing Cuban contemporary society”, and he added that he would like to be remembered as someone who did not flinch from his commitment to build a better nation. Native from Guantánamo, the most eastern province of Cuba, Buena Fe beat geographical fatalisms and commercial obstacles to establish itself as a leader band in the national pop.
Rojas, a lawyer, considered crucial to his career having recorded an independent production, which freed him from any guidelines for his work, imposed by employers or third parties. With eight albums from 2001 to the date, Buena Fe is liked mainly among the colledge crowd even though their arrangements with influences of trova, son, changüí or pop-rock are widely popular. (Prensa Latina).