You could have heard a pin drop

The Casa de la Cultura of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes presents an interesting variety of concerts three days each week.  Recently I went to hear a Cuban orchestra.  I read that Lina Avellaneda was giving a concert on Friday night of tango and folklore music.  Although I was familiar with her name, I’d never heard her sing.

DSCN6871  It’s an intimate setting for music with 50 seats.

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Lina is a seasoned performer who makes you feel like she is singing for you at home.  She paid homage to tango greats Nelly Omar and Mercedes Simone with accompaniment by two guitarists.  The audience joined her in singing the folklore tunes.  I sang along — Ay, todo cambia. (Everything changes.)  Those words stayed with me.

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