The song and video Clip Conviction: in favor of life and sovereignty from the Homeland (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

February, 2021.- As a demonstration of unity of Camagüey’s creators around the Revolution and the Cuban social system, the song Convicción is filmed in the City of Tinajones, a melody in favor of life, love, culture and sovereignty, from the Homeland, audiovisual sponsored by the Camagüey’s branch of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), the Provincial Music Center and the Directorate of Culture in the territory.

The musical is performed by Estudios Caonao, with the authorship of Maestro Reynaldo Echemendía and the participation of musicians from the Camagüey Folkloric Ballet, the Rumbatá group and the Maravilla de Florida Orchestra, among other creators.

The Harlequín Group and the Voces Duo also participate in the song Convicción. Meanwhile, the director Reinaldo Pérez Labrada is working on a video clip, with the leading role of dancers from the aforementioned casts from Camagüey.

The audiovisual is filmed, among other scenarios, in a place as symbolic as the Plaza de la Revolución Mayor General Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, where the phrases of this courageous patriot for the independence of Cuba are captured, who when asked what he had to continue the hostilities expressed: “With the dignity of the Cubans!” [1]

Pérez Labrada, stated that the artists and writers of the province defend with a quality work and that with the daily work “what we are” and questioned the unpatriotic behavior of artists, many of them trained by the Revolution and based in Florida, who they released a video clip that constitutes an offense to the National Hero, José Martí.

Eduardo Pérez Labrada en los estudios Caonao de Camagüey

Eduardo Pérez Labrada en los estudios Caonao de Camagüey

He appealed to the old saying: “Rome pays the traitors that then it despises” referring to the promoters of the video clip, “Homeland and Life”, an expression of hatred for the land that saw them born and raised, to kneel down to annexation and imperial colonialism, which now uses and buys them, but will later discard them as has happened throughout history.

On November 26, 1868, at the Paradero de Las Minas, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz made clear the position of the people of Camagüey to continue the fight when he indignantly expressed those historic words:

“Stop the lobbying, the clumsy delays, the humiliating demands: Cuba has no other way than to conquer the redemption of it, wrenching it from Spain by force of arms.”

With his firmness, he directed the course of the Revolution and imposed reason and truth on treason and cowardice. From that moment, Agramonte was collecting from his compatriots the call to dignity to face the enemy.

Tamira González, provincial director of Culture in Camagüey, highlighted that with the dissemination of the melody and video clip Convicción a Day begins to commemorate the 126th anniversary of the resumption of the struggles for the independence of Cuba and the 64th of the armed uprising of March 13th, 1957, in which artists, intellectuals, creators, and writers for the Canto por la Patria participate. (Photos: Courtesy of Eduardo Pérez Labrada).(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)

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