SANTIAGO DE CUBA -The already internationally renowned Cuban singer, Ivette Cepeda, has said that she now intends to make her mark on the Latin American music scene.
At press conference shortly before her concert in Santiago de Cuba’s Heredia Theater, the artist commented that it would be unforgivable to have performed in Paris and other European venues and then not do so in this Cuban city.
Cepeda said that “The paperwork for some countries is complex but I hope everything will be fine,” and added that she now has a clearer vision of the objectives of her performances in Cuba and abroad, mainly because she is getting to know her country and people even better.
During her stay in the Eastern Cuban city, where she has close maternal family ties, the singer shared with locals and could appreciate the renovations undertaken for the recently celebrated 500th anniversary of the city’s foundation.
Together with other well known artists, Cepeda participated in the 28th edition of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) sponsored Boleros de Oro Festival in the province.
Even though bolero music has never been her forte, it has always had a place in her repertoire.
“At the end of the night, when the climax of emotions is beginning to decline, such songs become moments of intimate complicity with an audience,” she said.
Her June 18 two-hour concert included popular all time Cuban favorites and closed with a joyful conga through the theater’s halls. The scope of her voice and great personal charm allowed her to perform a wide variety of musical genres.
Her version of Juan Formell’s „Tal vez „ -- a song that never fails to seem as though it is being performed for the first time –came as a very pleasant surprise.
In this, her first concert for her fans in Santiago de Cuba, Ivette Cepeda performed numbers from her albums Estaciones, Miracle, Una ventana entre dos y País; many of which have been used as soundtracks in Cuba.
With pure feeling and authentic artistic and human commitment, the Cuban singer will is destined to captivate even more audiences around the world, as she already has on European stages.
Having now won the hearts of all Cubans alike, Cepeda certainly seems set to similarly seduce her Latin America audiences.Share on FB Share on TT