The singer-songwriter Vicente Feliú, one of the founders of the Nueva Trova in Cuba, died on December 17 in Havana as a result of a heart attack. He was 74 years old.
“… Not only does political training make us aware and committed to just causes, but also art, literature and music,” shared President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Cuban music lost one of its greatest singer-songwriters and composers, who died this Friday at the age of 74, so through his Twitter account the president of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador dedicated a publication to remember his memory.
The President shared that not only political training “makes us aware and committed to just causes, but also art, literature and music.”
“That’s why I’m going to miss the maestro Vicente Feliú. Listen to this song of his authorship, sung with Silvio Rodríguez,” he wrote on his social network, which was immediately answered by his followers.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is on a tour of the Yucatán Peninsula. This is his last supervisory tour of the Mayan Train works. Your tour began in Tabasco, Campeche, will pass through Yucatán, and will conclude in Quintana Roo.
Who was Vicente Feliú, a Cuban artist who died this Friday?
Vicente Feliú Miranda was one of the most representative voices along with Pablo Milanés and Silvio Rodríguez and was part of what was called the Nueva Trova Movement.
During his career, he released eight albums: Créeme (1978) and I don’t know how to stay Artepoética (1990), Aurora (1995), Ansias del Alba (1985), (together with Santiago Feliú, 1997), Guevarianas (1997), Itinerario (1998) and Colibrí (2001).
His anthological theme ‘Créeme’ was one of many that formed part of his career, which included the composition of music for plays and television and an extensive discography.
Vicente Feliú shared the stage, among others, with Luis Eduardo Aute (Spain), León Gieco and Mercedes Sosa (Argentina), Inti Illimani (Chile) and Daniel Viglietti (Uruguay).
At the beginning of 1968 Feliu founded the Nueva Trova movement together with Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Noel Nicola, Eduardo Ramos, Augusto Blanca, Sara González and other musicians.
This movement rescued the sound of the traditional Cuban Trova with a dose of politics by being a chronicler of events in the Caribbean country and Latin America.