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Silvio Rodríguez on his upcoming Puerto Rican and U.S. tour

Silvio Rodríguez on touring the United States: “It’s not only breaking the blockade that has motivated me…”

Interview with Silvio Rodríguez by Rosa Miriam Elizalde Español

Translation: Machetera

Silvio Rodríguez will soon be touring Puerto Rico and the United States.  It’s not the first time that he’ll have visited both countries – refusing to view Puerto Rican territory as a North American estate – but this time the first hints about of the trip were muted until the Daily News in New York unearthed the news: the trova singer will perform in Carnegie Hall on June 4th. Continue reading

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Silvio Rodríguez on the U.S. led blockade, Cuban dissidents, music and the media

Silvio Rodríguez: “They’re the same shameless ones who’ve blockaded us for fifty years…” español

By Karina Micheletto

Página 12, Argentina

Translation: Machetera

Silvio Rodríguez is in a not particularly comfortable position: while he carries a symbolic weight, and his name alone recalls an era and particular kind of song – made possible by that very era – the passage of time has presented the challenge of perfecting himself as a troubadour.  The way he has surmounted such a daunting challenge can be heard in Segunda cita [Second Date], the album he recently completed.  The album contains beautiful, powerful songs that are musically enriched by the acoustics of the jazz trio that Rodríguez chose as his accompaniment on this occasion.  “We can’t be eternal prisoners of our past, because we have more tomorrows than yesterdays awaiting us,” says Rodríguez Continue reading