Compay Segundo's songs are the
public's preference worldwide, said Salvador Repilado, son of
the famous Cuban artist and director of the group founded by his
father, today in Havana.
The bassist also highlighted the success of the group’s recent
presentations in France and that trigger the expectations of
their upcoming performances in the Cuyás Theater in Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria, Spain.
In early January, the group named after Compay Segundo
(Francisco Repilado Muñoz (1907-2003) will give two concerts on
the stage of Cuyás, with a capacity of 943 seats.
This scenic site, a reference throughout the Canaries
archipelago, will add to the international day of tribute to the
author of Chan Chan on the 105th anniversary of his birth in
2012, Repilado told Prensa Latina.
The artist recalled that the Canaries worshiped his father after,
in the 1990s, he premiered his song Virgen del Pino, dedicated
to the patron saint of the region Terol.
Such was the success of this work, that the Spanish musician and
producer Auserón Santiago (Juan Perro) recorded it with the
author and later it was included in the Anthology of Compay
Segundo and Duets albums, he said.
Repilado confessed that he, along with his brother Basilio and
the other members of the group lived another great rmotion
recently at the Theatre des Arts in Rouen, the capital of the
French department of Haute-Normandie.
We combined our talents in two concerts with the Orchestra of
the Opera of Rouen to interpret for the first time the themes of
our father’s repertoire in symphonic format, he said.
The 1,300 people who filled the hall for two consecutive nights
cheered the twelve tracks orchestrated by Tony Tano, said the
Compay became a prophet, this time in Normandy, with the message
of peace which he reiterated in his concerts around the world: a
chord on my guitar is worth more than a canon shot, mused