Sunday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Following the success of the 2008 documentary Eternal Cuba, Public
Television is proud to welcome back Maestro Enrique Chia. In a new television special slated to air Sunday, June 5, the internationally renowned pianist takes us on a musical journey covering the first half of twentieth century Cuba. Mr. Chia will celebrate the elegance and style of this golden era as he performs in a beautiful, tropical setting. The intimate
concert pays tribute to the Great Cuban Songbook and provides an anthology
of Cuban music as well as Cuban culture. We will hear classic selections
such as Habanera Tú, De mi Cuba Traigo un Song and Alborada.
We will reminisce to the music of top composers Ernesto Lecuona,
Gonzalo Roig and Sanchez de Fuente among others. We willrevisit the origins of the 'bolero' and will listen to the heart-wrenching melody of Nosotros and Corazón. A compilation of rare photos and archival footage will showcase thecountry¹s beauty while dancers performing to the glorious musical score will ellicit the magic that once was. At a time when Cuba was the musical mecca of Latin America, performers such as Olga Guillot, Benny More and Perez Prado made their mark internationally. The songs that became popular during this era captured the essence of a time and a place. This special will bring that feeling back to life. Enrique Chia¹s first Public Television special Sentimental Piano, which premiered in 2004, quickly became an audience favorite. Eternal Cuba with Enrique Chia was an Emmy-award winner and a Public Television fundraising success. Both programs were distributed nationally.
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