Sunday, September 25, 2011

Office of Leo Brouwer: Press Conference Honors Chucho Valdés on His 70th Birthday

[TOP: From left, Chucho Valdés and Leo Brouwer BOTTOM: From left, Chucho Valdés, Alfredo Muñoz, Leo Brouwer and Guille Vilar]

Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is an Afro-Cuban classical guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor who is featured at Isabelle Hernàndez writes from the Office of Leo Brouwer. She identifies the people in the Bottom photograph as, from the Left, Chucho Valdés, Alfredo Muñoz*, Leo Brouwer and Guille Vilar*. The asterisks denote the names of the Winners of the Premio Espiral Eterna 2011 (2011 Eternal Spiral Award). The Top picture is of Chucho Valdés and Leo Brouwer. The press conference on September 9, 2011 was in homage of Chucho Valdés on the occasion of his 70th Birthday.

Isabelle Hernàndez also notes that the concert "La fiesta de la Luz" (Celebration of the Light) on October 6, 2011 will feature the Ernan López-Nussa Trio, José Manuel Hierro (flamenco guitarist, Spain), Marco Tamayo (guitarist), Edwin Vichot (Cuban lute), Duo Habana da Camera, Wind Quintet Santa Cecilia, Darío Martín (pianist) and Leo Brouwer as conductor.

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