Duo Novarte from Camagüey makes hearts fall in love

Text and photos: Lázaro D. Najarro Pujol

Camagüey, Cuba, Nov 13.- At the Boleros de Oro festivals, the show La gloria eres tú and the love poetry and romantic songs gatherings, organized by the Camagüey’s branch of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), stand out the performances of the harmonic duo Novarte, who cultivate the most indigenous of Cuban music, as well as other genres.

Currently integrated by Aimy Otero Hidalgo and its founder Enrique César Funes Delmonte, Novarte has shared the stage with prestigious figures of Cuban music; besides being distinguished by its elegance and its diverse and wide repertoire.

Precisely, it was presented for the first time in public at the La Gloria eres tú peña, from the music branch of the organization that brings together the artistic vanguard of Camagüey.

Funes Delmonte acknowledged that the UNEAC in Camagüey opened its doors to him and collaborated in its improvement and development. He added that the quality achieved and successful performances on different stages made them worthy of belonging to the catalog of the Jorge Luis Betancourt Provincial Center of Music.

He highlighted that the duo has had the honor and immense pleasure over the course of their career to share the stage with soloists such as Simón Roberto, Servando Vázquez, Candita Batista, Faustina Moran (La Alondra), Héctor Téllez, Vania Borges, Raquel Hernández, Gustavo Felipe Remedios, Luna Manzanares and Guido López Gavilán, among many others.

Novarte was created on April 18, 2009 – at the initiative of Funes – as a small-format vocal group, especially a harmonic duo, initially led by the teacher Isolina Pozo de Armas.

The vocalists Isolina Pozo and Tatiana Rojas expressed from Novarte that «with their well-timbred voices and that special way of interpreting their songs, they achieve in those who listen to them, a taste and delight for the feeling, the bolero or any other genre that they propose … they fall in love hearts ».

In their repertoire, of some 50 pieces of music, there is no lack of bolero, ballads, son and bachata. Emblematic works such as In my old San Juan, We, Love me a lot, Shadows, Much heart, White dove, Black tears, I adore, The half turn, Our oath, His name is town and Longing for meeting are highly acclaimed by the audience.

Singer Simón Roberto, president of the Music branch of the UNEAC in Camagüey, pointed out that the duo defends “with particular elegance the most genuine of our Cuban popular music.”

Meanwhile, Sergio Morales Vera, president of the organization in the province, said that Novarte’s repertoire stands out for its good taste. (Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)

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