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Cuban Legend GERARDO ALFONSO Live Concert in Vancouver


7:00pm
- 10:00pm
Sunday April 6 2014

Venue: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Address: 800 E. Broadway
Cost: Tickets are $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds)

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Live in Concert! Cuban Legend!
GERARDO ALFONSO

Sunday April 6
7PM
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, Canada

Join us in Vancouver for an evening of incredible live music from Cuban Legend Gerardo Alfonso!

Gerardo Alfonso was born in Guanabacoa, Cuba on November 1, 1958. From a young age he was musically inclined, and by his teenage years he was performing his first compositions. In 1980, he joined the Nueva Trova Cubana Movement, which was made up of young and talented musicians who were especially interested in the development of socially engaged lyrics. In 1997 he composed, “These are still the Dreams” (Son los sueños todavía), a song dedicated to Ernesto Che Guevara. It quickly became one of his most emblematic songs, and has been performed by countless other artists around the world as well. Gerardo Alfonso’s music is a beautiful mix, rich in influence from many musical genres from across the Caribbean. Gerardo masterfully weaves these sounds with his urban and popular roots, while never abandoning his trova spirit! Don’t miss a great chance to see this incredible performer!

To enjoy some of Gerardo Alfonso’s music before the concert:

>> Gerardo Alfonso - Son los sueños todavía
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kblrg9x4II0
>> Gerardo Alfonso - Sábanas blancas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wiVvUwF84A
>> Gerardo Alfonso - Volando hacia la luna
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h9TXE4nyZY

Tickets are $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds)
Refreshments will be available by donation.

For tickets or more information, call: 778-882-5223
Tickets also available at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Dr. @ Charles St.)

Purchase your tickets online here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/legendary-cuban-musician-gerardo-alfonso-in-vancouver-tickets-11012561869

Click here to view poster: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/140406-Gerardo-Alfonso.pdf

Part of an 11 city cross-Canada tour including: Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Niagara, Windsor , Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver & Victoria.

Tour organized the The Canadian Network on Cuba – CNC
http://www.canadiannetworkconcuba.ca/

Vancouver concert co-organized by:
>> Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba
http://www.VanCubaSolidarity.com/
>> Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association - Vancouver
http://www.ccfavancouver.ca/
>> Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/


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