HAVANA, Cuba.- Cuban singer songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will open the Concert for the Homeland to be staged at the Anti-imperialist Square in Havana on Saturday.
Rodriguez will be the first of a large number of artists who will sing in defense of the Cuban people’s life and right to maintain their independence, read a report posted on www.lajiribilla.cu.
According to La Jiribilla, Rodriguez’ statements during the presentation of his latest album Segunda Cita were manipulated by several foreign media outlets which questioned the artist’s stance regarding the Revolution.
His decision to participate in the concert shows his confidence on the transformation process in Cuba that started 50 years ago, said La Jiribilla.
Rodriguez expressed his rejection to any sort of foreign interference in the island’s domestic affairs by signing a manifesto entitled In Defense of Cuba issued by Net of Networks in Defense of Mankind. The document has been endorsed by thousands of people across the world, including cultural personalities.
A second Concert for the Homeland will be hosted by the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, on April 10 featuring local artists.