The Meeting International Matancero of Medellin , Colombia, is 18 years old continued to be made . Attending personalities of America and the Caribbean , among them , collectors , musicians , singers , writers and historians , particularly those of the centennial Sonora Matancera , group originatingof Cuba with residence American , from does some fifty years old .
The event annual is developed by efforts of the board of directors of the Corporation Club Sonora Matancera of Antioch , led by the physician anesthesiologist Hector Ramirez Bedoya , collector and writer of high production . His latest books on Welcome Granda , Leo Marini , Celia Cruz, Alberto Beltrán, Bobby Capó , Nelson Pinedo , are jewels that I treasure .
I attended the speaker invited on my last book , virtual, entitled : History of Farándula Cubana 1900-1962, which will be obtained in Managua.
The star of the invitation was Javier Vázquez , current director of La Sonora and son of “ Bubú ” Vazquez Govín, that founder of the Matanzas group , who did pirouettes with the double bass , showing unique mastery. Javier arrived with his wife of all the life , Alicia ‘s cousin Olga Guillot . With Javier and Héctor I tasted a bottle of aniseed antioqueño brandy , without sugar , in a long evening of exchangeMusical and history . Delicious the sips and more even the time – sharing .
Another shining star was Dr. Cristóbal Díaz Ayala, along with his wife . Don Cristobal is the master scholar most important of music Cuban , with library exclusively for his work at Florida International University ( FIU), Miami. His books and record collection, which now rests at FIU , are essential for anyone interested in our identity and musical culture . We were accompanied by Jaime Rico Salazar, author of the reference book , 100 Years of Boleros. All the five nights , then of the conference , there was
dances . The Puerto Rican Jorge Maldonado, singer history of Sonora, we reveled a couple of times . The same was done by the legendary Colombian singer , Daniel Santos, Tony del Mar. Jaime Rico Salazar’s wife , Luz Mabel, innate bolerista, dared with royal balance, to sing no less than the anthem of Celia Cruz, Your voice . Feeling caused aYoung baritone singing Mario Lanza or Carlos Ramírez , classics of the repertoire of educated voices, such as Júrame . Your name , Mauricio Ortiz Apúntenlo ! Were a number of conferences , starting on Monday 7 100 Years of Lucho Bermudez , by the bogotano Rosni Portaccio Fontalvo , for
continue with a Conversation about Salsa, with the Cuban teacher Javier Vázquez . On Tuesday 8 rose to the podium the caleños Juan Gomez Paz and Orlando Montenegro to present the life and work of the singer Raul Lopez , one of the Sabrosito Porro Juanita nice , and close saw one collection of Videos Musicales Extraordinary, by the Colombian Jaime Jaramillo Suárez . On Wednesday 8, it was my turn . The Costa Rican , writer and collector of great prestige , Mario Zaldívar Rivera was my presenter , thanks Mario. It concluded with fifteen collectors , trying two Mexican boleros .
On Thursday 8 out ofride , all on a bus, on the eastern Antioquia . Sailed by one beautiful lake formed by one dam , which supplies to one battery of generators hydraulic . The department of Antioquia , is the largest producer of electricity in Colombia. A stone of about 80 meters high dominatesthe panorama if it is raised , using a safe wide zigzagged staircase. Music , dance and aniseed , were elements basic to the beautiful tour that we took throughout the day and part of the night . On Friday 9, there was a Conversation about La Sonora Matancera , directed by
Javier who played an electronic piano , to follow Héctor Ramírez Bedoya and his lecture on Leo Marini , the “Bolerista de América” . That night we went distinguished the guests with medals and awards . On Saturday , the curtain fell with 300 people dancing to the sound of the Tropic Sonora in the Imperial Hall of the classic Hotel Nutibara , in the city center . Sad I felt , when the taxi I left for the morning at the door of the hotel. The magic , had finished Until soon, guys ! .. Les shipping from Nicaragua A hug , thanks for the finezas dispensed . FRANCISCO
GUTIÉRREZ BARRETO Managua, August 17 , 2012.
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