Cuban Painting, Music On Display in France

Cuban Painting, Music On Display in France

Cuban Painting, Music On Display in France

Paris, May 17  –  Cuban music and painting converged on the same stage during the opening here of an exhibition of visual artists from the Caribbean country, which also featured a performance by trova singer Tony Avila.A dozen works by three painters from Pinar del Rio: Humberto Hernández, Pablo Fernández and Quisbel Blanco comprise the exhibition at the Alejo Carpentier hall of the Cuban embassy in France.

This exhibition is part of an ambitious process, which aims to showcase Cuba, its society, its history and culture, said Ambassador Orlando Requeijo.

He also said that in a time where abstract works are flourishing, “we have here three painters who are dedicated to keeping alive the tradition of landscape painting, through their representation of places like Viñales Valley and the Sierra del Rosario, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba”.

This show was previously exhibited at the Circle of Delegates of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Dozens of intellectuals, diplomats and friends of Cuba attended the opening, where they were also able to enjoy Tony Avila’s music.

Avila is in France for the second time to record an album about his performance here last December with the Senegalese group Toure Kunda.

“We are also completing a documentary on the same concert that will be presented at Cubadisco,” Avila told Prensa Latina.

Tony Avila already recorded the album Timbiriche in Cuba, containing 15 songs, which includes guest Cesar Lopez, Ray Fernandez and Silvio Rodríguez, among other performers.

“I keep composing, it’s my calling, my reason for being as a musician, and I could never do otherwise,” said the author of the renowned songs such as Titere, La vida, Alunizando and Babalao.

Source: Prensa Latina

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