Camagüey, Nov. 21 - Cuba means tradition, reference and influence in music in the Caribbean and Latin America, said in this city the soloist Rosa María Luis Bernard, former member of the Nodarse duo.
After her performance in the traditional Peña La Gloria, one of the oldest in the country that is sponsored by the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), the performer also highlighted the diversity and richness of Cuban melodies.
She highlighted famous bands and personalities such as the Matamoros trio, Ignacio Piñeiro, José Fernández Díaz, Arsenio Rodríguez, José Antonio Méndez, César Portillo de la Luz, Martha Valdés, Benny Moré, Juan Rafael Márquez Urbino, Carlos Puebla, Adalberto Álvarez, Isolina Carrillo Estrada, Omara Portuondo and Elena Burke, among others.
Rosa María emphasized that in the aforementioned Peña Camagüeyana, conducted by the bolero player Simón Roberto, singers who love Cuban music keep tradition and its roots alive.
The bolero, he pointed out, is melody, feeling, rhythm and love songs stand out in his lyrics. It is the soul and root of the Cuban people and originated on the Island at the end of the 19th century, heir to the Spanish bolero, but with its own musical essences. (Text and photo: Lázaro D. Najarro Pujol / Radio Camagüey).