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Media Release

March 12, 2014

Popular Cuban musician, Gerardo Alfonso to Tour Canada

The beautiful poetic songs of outstanding Cuban composer and guitar player, Gerardo Alfonso Morejón will be heard between Halifax and Victoria this spring.  Starting on March 21st the three-week tour includes stops in 11 cities in 6 provinces.

Organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba, (CNC) the tour will visit Toronto, Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Hamilton, Niagara, Windsor, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Winnipeg. (The CNC is composed of 20 groups that support solidarity with Cuba

Gerardo Alfonso is part of the Nueva Trova song movement that started in Cuba in the 1960’s and combines traditional folk music with political lyrics.  His songs touch themes of humanity, society, love and life.  He has performed in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.  With more than 30 years of performances, Gerardo has received numerous nominations and awards. 

Gerardo’s premiere event in North America will by Saturday March 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of  the College Street United Church, 452 College Street, Toronto. Admission is $10.00 or PWYC.

For further information please contact Elizabeth Hill (416 654-7105, Co-Chair CNC and President Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto.

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