The beautiful poetic songs of outstanding Cuban composer and guitar player, Gerardo Alfonso Morejón will be heard from Halifax to Victoria. This Solidarity with Cuba Musician Tour is organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba and is from March 21st to April 13th with performances in twelve cities, in six provinces.
The tour will promote the Third World Solidarity Meeting in Havana October 27 to 29th, 2014. Sandra Ramírez, North American Specialist from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) in Havana will accompany Gerardo and will speak about that upcoming event.
Gerardo Alfonso is part of the Nueva Trova (New Song) movement that started in Cuba in the 1960’s and combines traditional folk music with political lyrics. His songs include themes of humanity, society, love and life. He has shared the stage with world known musicians Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Vicente Feliú and many others.
The premiere event on the tour will be Saturday March 22nd in Toronto at the College Street United Church, 452 College Street (at Bathurst) at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
For more information: www.ccfatoronto.ca or phone Elizabeth at 416 654-7105