I think there are noisy times, but apart from so much insubstantial music that we hear every day, whether we like it or not, there are still those who bet on an authentic and different proposal.
A clear example is Carlo Fidel, a young troubadour from Matanzas who won the first prize in the eighteenth edition of the international contest for singer-songwriters Abril para Vivir, held in Granada, Spain, in which singer-songwriters, not only Spaniards, but also a good part of Latin America.
Song to the center is the space of Carlo, a place located in Junco Palace-Museum, in Matanzas, where you can enjoy the third Friday of each month.
This space is highly recommended and so say the usual attendees. It is worth approaching and dedicating a few minutes, as another friend troubadour once told me: “We must go to the trova without prejudice.”
This type of music is not only for social criticism although good poetry is made from that, trova falls in love.
Their songs have a strong poetic charge and an instrumentation that, in addition to well billed and executed, is very consistent with what the lyrics say. Some people claim that Carlo is the young troubadour most similar to Santiago Feliú.
While it is true that sometimes the awards do not have to be a guarantee of quality, most of the time they are and Carlo is one of those times.
Little written, broadcast or televised, Carlo Fidel is not such an isolated phenomenon, there are several young people in Cuba with musically interesting proposals that do not always have the support of the institutions and it is not only the lack of promotion. It is a tangible sign that, despite the sorrows, good art is also done in Cuba.