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Frank Fernandez Playing at Guantanamera Festival
Renowned Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez Tamayo performed in the eastern city of Guantanamo in the first of his two concerts scheduled during the 20th edition of the Guantanamera Festival, important cultural event in that part of the country.

Frank Fernandez, for many the Father of Cuban Piano, will present selected pieces Wednesday and Thursday at the Antonia Luis Cabal Hall during a presentation dedicated to an excellent music professor whose achievements is the creation of the Vocecitas de Cristal Children´s Choir.

The artist will pay tribute to his dear friend in both presentations including the late pianist Luis Martinez Griñan (Lili), whose centennial this past August 15th, is honored by the Festival which will run until next Friday.

Fernandez has confessed that the style of the author of renowned pieces like QuimbomboqueResbala and No me Llores, whose solos in the piano by Eduardo Rosillo was characterized as anthological, influenced him and Cuban musician Chucho Valdes.

Graduated with honors in the Chaikovski Conservatory in Moscow, Frank Fernandez is the only Cubanmusician that has a Pushkin Medal directly given to the renowned musician by Russian President Vladir Putin.

Fernandez has over 200 awards in his lifetime, author of different format of compositions for ballets, choirs, music for films, radio and television and music conceived for the Mariana Grajales Revolution Square in Guantanamo.

For today's cultural event dedicated to the 145th anniversary of title of villa to Guantanamo, there will also be an activity called Transformations and Changes in Latin America and the Caribbean, an opportunity to analyze its cultural diversity.

They will also have a digital version of the Cultural and Life Yearbook and will show a documentary called 20Years of the Guantanamera Festival. / CNA.

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