HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 3. The Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires declared Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez as Guest of Honor, as well as documentary maker Roberto Chile, his fellow countryman.
This acknowledgement will be handed over to the author of Fusil contra fusil during a performance scheduled for November in Argentina, the www.cubaminrex.cu Web site reported.
The basis of the proposal, made by Deputy Julio Raffo of the Proyecto Sur Party, points out that Silvio is a poet committed to his country and his time and a co-creator of the Cuban New Song Movement, which managed to be known worldwide and that continues touching the hearts and conscience of thousands of people.
It also recalls the prizes received by the Cuban troubadour, the author of more than 500 songs, whose melodies have been used to set films, television series and theater plays to music.
The lyrics of his pieces have been translated into French, Italian, German, English, Portuguese, Guarani, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and Catalan, reads Raffo’s proposal, which was unanimously approved by the Legislative of the City of Buenos Aires.
In addition, at the suggestion of Deputy Diego Kravetz, Cuban documentary maker and photographer Roberto Chile was also declared Guest of Honor of Buenos Aires, according to the local Urgente 24.com and Noticias urbanas Web sites.
These sources point out that Chile, the professional exercise of which as documentary maker has been closely linked to the political work of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, presented his personal exhibition of photographs entitled Afrodescendientes, Guanabacoa, Cuba, at the Casa de America, in Madrid, Spain, in June.
The exhibition, warmly welcomed at the Spanish capital, will be presented this month in the
South American country.(acn)