Trilogia Cubana with REY CABRERA (part 1)
18.04.2009  at  21.00 h
Pelicula y musica - Film and music
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Pelicula y Musica( Film and Music)

Two parts :

A. Projection of YVES BILLON’s film SALSA OPUS, part CUBA

Yves Billon shows images of the authentic Cuban music scene. REY CABRERA figures in this documentary film as leader of his band TRINCHERA AGRARIA. This band acquired much popularity by its daily broadcasts on radio 'CMKC' in the province of Oriente, the hills around Santiago de Cuba, where Rey Cabrera was born. He grew up with the Ochoa family( Eliades Ochoa later became a wellknown musician of the “Buena Vista Social Club”), and left the mountains with Maria and Eliades Ochoa to devote his life to music in Santiago de Cuba.
The essentials of this period in the Cuban musical history are shown in Yves Billon’s movie.



Rey Cabrera, tres & vocals
Humberto Gonzalez, guitar & vocals
Renato Mora, percusion menor & vocals

General text about Rey Cabrera

Rey Cabrera was born in Oriente, the “montes” surrounding Santiago de Cuba. He inherited the love of “musica campesina” from his father. As a young boy, Rey mastered the Cuban guitar, the “tres” with 3x2 strings, and started singing the traditional Cuban songs. He began his musical carreer with his “Trinchera Agraria”, the band he formed with Eliades Ochoa, Maria Ochoa and Benito Suarez. They where broadcasted every night on the Oriente radio “CMKC” and gained a real celebrity status in this province. Later Eliades Ochoa went on with his Cuarteto Patria and with the Buena Vista Social Club, Benito Suarez became Compay Segundo’s guitar player, and Rey Cabrera joined the Vieja Trova Santiaguerra, and consequently created his Trio Oriente.
We have the chance to have Rey Cabrera in Belgium now, where he continues presenting his cultural tradition. As a real creative artist he also makes his own compositions and sets up new projects like 'Otra Faceta', to show the less known Cuban music to the public.

In the 'Trilogia Cubana with Rey Cabrera' we take the time to present all the colours of this great musician and his fascinating background.

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