Monday, April 18, 2016

Prensa Latina: Cuban Leo Brouwer to Perform at Festival of Orchestras in Colombia [July 25 to 30, 2016 in Cali]

Leo Brouwer is an Afro-Cuban composer, guitarist, conductor and music director who was born in 1939 and is featured at

His music is available at:

Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban instrumentalist and composer Leo Brouwer is one of the luxury artists who will perform at the International Guitar Festival to be held from July 25 to 30 in the Colombian city of Cali, confirmed their coordinators.
The music festival will have the attendance of orchestras from the Caribbean island, Spain, Venezuela and the host country, told Prensa Latina the director of the event Laura Velázquez.

Besides directing three of the orchestras participating in the event, composed in total of about 75 guitarists, Brouwer will give master classes at the so called Sucursal del Cielo and Capital of Salsa, which this time will revere the classical variant.

The festival builds bridges between Europe and Latin America and aims to become a showcase for that expressive modality, added Velazquez.

Considered one of the great maestros in his field, throughout his life Brouwer composed music for a hundred films including Memories of Underdevelopment, by Tomas Gutierrez Alea; Lucia, by Humberto Solas; for ballet, Oedipus the King; and dozens of chamber works, concertos, symphonies and of course, guitar creations.

The author of Decameron Negro and Elogio de la Danza was the guest of honor in the last Music Festival in Cartagena de Indias.

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