The program includes two commemorative activities organized by recording studios Siboney, the EGREM in Santiago de Cuba.
That label came the first album for the first time 45 rpm which sought a face-to “La Lupe” and the other “A Santiago” two instrumentals Almeida, recorded by the then Orchestra of Modern Music East under the baton of maestro Osmundo shoes.
In the place it is named after the Commander of the Revolution, in the Siboney studies, a wreath, a member of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution (ACRC) said a few words of remembrance, and the outstanding vocalist Grisel Gomez was deposited with guitar teacher Gabino Jardines, he played anthological themes.
Meanwhile, the main hall of the Casa de la Trova Pepe Sanchez hosts at present the Cantata Tribute to Juan Almeida, with the participation of Esperancita Ibis, who popularized “I want to fall in love”, written de Almeida; Grisel Gomez and Gabino Jardines, the famous troubadour Alejandro Almenares, vocalist Maria Julia Carcassés, the Orfeón Santiago, and Septeto de la Trova, with driving Leticia Rodríguez and address Eliades Quesada.
Almeida was born in Havana on February 17, 1927, and after a life devoted entirely to the insurrection and then to the construction of socialism in the country, died in Havana, on 11 September 2009.
To his qualities as a revolutionary (struggle against Batista in the streets of Havana, assault on the Moncada Barracks, the Granma yacht expedition, rebel fighter in the Sierra Maestra, and political leader after the first of January 1959), Almeida joined an outstanding musical work as composer, with over 300 songs, and the publication of 12 books.
An essential part of his work as a political leader was developed in the former province of Oriente, and particularly in Santiago de Cuba, territory where he had an unbreakable link with the population.
Sources: Radio Reloj and Sierra Maestra newspaper.
Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez