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Cumpleaños tres de Viviart

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picakakeVIVIART is not a little kid anymore. During these three years of journey through the culture and Cuban art, what begun as a dream has become a solid project that has succeeded in gathering (as was proved by the party) the best of the talent hidden in the streets of the island.

 

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VIVIART Congratulations!


Last Sunday the music coming from Casa Gaia inundated the oldest area of Havana, slipping smoothly over the narrow streets, as can only be done by the Vital Vibrations of Art. Guided by host of the evening Tine Bacher' soft voice, the spirit of VIVIART disseminated itself throughout the place.

As night fell one by one the friends arrived: Ruy López-Nussa, the girls of Alami, Papá Humbertico, Alejandro Falcón, Charly mucharima, Jade, Raudel, Eric Méndez, Luna Manzanares… the list of people who would have loved to be there keeps going on and on. Painters, rappers, photographers, musicians, they all formed the amorphous group gathered for a special occasion: to celebrate the third birthday of VIVIART.

The best gift was, without any doubt, the release of Tine Bacher's new album: For du vender om, in English, Before you regret. The lyrics are sung in Danish, but the singer manages to transmit in a special way the meaning of every note.

Perhaps she makes it possible through the combination of her magical voice, one of those that specially touch the most sensitive string of the human being, with titles as evocative as 'To kiss your skin' or as full of feelings as 'Fear of happiness'.

The singer was accompanied by a choir composed of Rita and Alena, Juio César González on the bass, Roger Rizo on the piano, Yordenis on the drums, Carlos Manso on the guitar, Kali on the trumpet and on the minor percussion Raúl Rizo. The entire audience was exposed to a harmony and perfect coordination between singer and musicians.

Tine took charge of leading the event between friends; and shared the stage with them precisely. The young singer-songwriter Erik Méndez was the first one who stepped up to the mic, proud of having shared with the Danish troubadour the beginnings of her musical adventure on the island

The newest revelation of Cuban vocal music sung the song Cual si fuera el mar, a composition dedicated to his mother 'from when he stopped being an adolescent who at times disgusted her'. And as a birthday gift he played for the very first time the song 'Paradoja' a singing to the beauty of the clouds and the sky seen from an airplane, although in truth 'it’s just an excuse to talk about something else'

But the evening held even more surprises. The powerful voice of Daymee caused a startling sensation in all those who were among the audience. One just can’t stop shaking whilst receiving the essence of Alami, a mixture of afro-cuban rhythms with jazz. Dánae, on the piano, Diana on the percussion, and Dámarys on the bass; they all have enough talent for them selves and to give as a gift.

Whilst a cuban flag waved, the urban poetry of Raudel took a trip though the trajectory of Escuadron Patriota, through the history of the true Cuban hip hop, as the rapper’s conscious lyrics proved that, in fact, words cut. Raudel sent blessings, light and love and for VIVIART especially, he wished endless happiness

A good demonstration of a Cuban music tendency that hasn’t taken a step up unto the public arena, but that should do it due to its capacity to amaze and move people was given by David D OMNI. The blend of rap, electronic music and rock, combined with David’s particular dance movements, becomes pure energy.

It is hard to believe how one person can embrace the best of both worlds. While showing those Danish roots that travel along with her, Tine had everyone dancing to the rhythm of a tempting guaguancó that, while sung in Danish, lost none of it´s Cuban flavor.

As Tine said, there’s always a cake in every child´s birthday, and this time a happy birthday to you VIVIART, was no different. The members of the VIVIART team blew out the three candles, and most definitely made a wish for the next year to come.

VIVIART is not a little kid anymore. During these three years of journey through the culture and Cuban art, what begun as a dream has become a solid project that has succeeded in gathering (as was proved by the party) the best of the talent hidden in the streets of the island.

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