Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cuba Debate: Leo Brouwer Dedicates Chamber Music Festival 9/30-10/7 to Chucho Valdés on 70th Birthday

[Leo Brouwer, Chucho Valdés]

The Afro-Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is featured at His String Quartet CD, recorded by the Havana String Quartet, won a Latin Grammy Award. This will be the third Chamber Music Festival in his series:

Cuba Debate
Sep 13th, 2011
Cuban maestro Leo Brouwer announced that the Chamber Music Festival scheduled for September 30th through October 7th will be dedicated to Chucho Valdés on his 70th birthday.

“'Chucho is simply great as a pianist, composer and person, he deserves this homage and much more,' said Brouwer in Havana, adding that he has admired and worked with the great Cuban jazz musician for 50 years.'

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