HAVANA, Aug. 25th Several musicians from the iconic Cuban orchestra Manolito Simonet and his Trabuco left the group at the beginning of July, during a tour of the United States, reported the Cubanet news portal.One of the artists who stayed in the US told that outlet that “they decided not to return to Cuba because they saw no way out of the situation in the country.”
He also confirmed that “Manolito is looking for new talents for the orchestra,” which during the summer tour performed at least 12 concerts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, Atlanta and Georgia, the source said.
In statements to the official Cuban news agency Prensa Latina, Simonet declared that the tour of those American cities had been “formidable because it allowed us to remember songs that, for example, we had not played for 20 years.”
The group is one of the most emblematic of the island, with more than 30 years of foundation and three important albums: Life Changed, Thermometers Were Broken and Trabuco.
Among his repertoire are the songs “Locos por mi Habana”, “Havana calls me” and “El Águila”.