The awarding ceremony the XV edition of the International Fair Cubadisco 2011 was held last Saturday 14 of May between the Karl Marx theater in Havana and Cespedes Park in Santiago de Cuba.
The ceremony, under the artistic direction of Orlando Cruzata, was characterized by emotions and surprises, as well as moments of great lyricism and paid tribute to the musical genre Son.
¿De qué estamos hablando?, by Elito Revé y su Charangón, a record produced by Bis Music, won the Greta Price of the event and also received the award in the category Popular Dance Music.
The record “Con cierto Tumbao”, produced by Colibrí, by Emilio Morales, was one of the most awarded one, achieving the awards in the categories Instrumental Music, vocal Instrumental, Opera Prima and Recording.
Adalberto Álvarez also received several awards with his record “Que suene el Son caballero”. He won, with this record the awards in the categories Testimony and CD – DVD, as well as receiving the satisfaction that the video clip, made by Alfredo Ureta, “Bailando en la Tropical”, which promotes his record under the same name, won the award to the Video Clip.
An emotional moment in the Havana ceremony was, undoubtedly, when Manolito Simonet with a Tres, sang the anthological theme made by Adalberto Alvarez “Sonero Soy”.
David Blanco, Baloy and Cotó joined in an incomparable musical trilogy, in which Son was fusion with pop, to show its prominence and unquestionable sound.
In Santiago people also enjoyed unforgettable moments, receiving life the charismatic singer Eliades Ochoa. The Septeto Santiaguero, with their traditional music made the Céspedes park to vibrate with the applauses of the people. Without any doubt, with the award given to Enrique Bonne, Santiago ratified its condition of being the cradle and reason to make the soul happy.
The international event Cubadisco 2011 in its XV edition dedicated to the Son musicians of the world and to Santiago de Cuba will continue its parties until the 22 of May.
Translation: Rodney Lopez