Carlos Varela Sings for World AIDS Day in New York

Carlos Varela and his band will perform in two concerts in New York City this weekend. They will be guests at the Red Hot + Cuba Festival on November 30 and December 1 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House (Peter Jay Sharp Building) in Brooklyn, New York.

The Red Hot + Cuba Festival program is produced by BAM in association with Red Hot Organization in recognition of World AIDS Day (December 1). This will be the fourth time that Varela performs in the U.S.; in 2011 he toured Miami, New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Varela’s poetry is based on the reality of Cuban youth today, with all their flaws and virtues, and his music is paradigmatic of what is called “novísima trova cubana.” His most popular songs include “El humo del tren,” “Como un ángel,” “Graffiti de amor,” “Como los peces,” “Nubes,” “Robinson,” “Muros y puertas,” “Ahora que los mapas cambian de color,” “Jalisco Park,” “Monedas al aire,” and “Foto de familia.” [See previous post Interview with Carlos Varela, Cuban “Troubadour”.]

For more information (in Spanish), see

Also see Varela’s site at

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