Carlos Varela and his band will offer a concert on February 18 at the theater hall of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts], as part of the launch of Habáname: La ciudad musical de Carlos Varela [Habaname: The musical city of Carlos Varela] a book that La Memoria Publishers, of the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Center, will present at the upcoming XXIII International Book Fair. The book will be available during the launch.
The volume, with a foreword by the famous U.S. musician Jackson Browne, includes eight relevant essays by Cuban, Canadian, and U.S. researchers and musicologists. It also contains photographs of the singer and the lyrics to all the songs of his official discography, which adds value to this compilation and will make it transcend as de rigueur research material when analyzing Cuban music and songwriting.
Habáname… has been translated into English and will be published this summer by the prestigious Toronto University Press in Canada.
Varela, author of songs like “Habáname, “Nubes,” “Una palabra” and “Como los peces,” has received much attention from the academic world and a few days ago it was announced that Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada will award the singer with an honorary doctoral degree (Honoris Causa) in Law. The investiture ceremony will take place on June 13, 2014.
For original article (in Spanish), see http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2014/02/12/carlos-varela-ofrecera-concierto-en-bellas-artes/#.UwFpovk7uFw