Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) With her sweet melodic voice, Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas captivated Havana audiences who attended a special one-time concert, dedicated to women and girls who are victims of violence.
“Hello my dear Cubans, it is a great pleasure to be here among you. I’m happy,” said Venegas, full of emotion, to a receptive audience in the Avellaneda Hall at the National Theater complex.
Cuban singers Rochy Ameneiro and Santiago Feliu opened the concert, for the campaign “Unete” (Unite) of the UN, with the theme “No to violence against women; not sexism, nor abuse.”
The harmony between her trusty accordion, piano and guitar, the elegance and delicacy of her figure, and the tenderness of her songs in which she speaks o
f love, heartbreak, insecurity, life, were the perfect ingredients for a magic evening for the cheering fans.
Together with her band, Venegas danced and laughed, performing joyfully and especially proving her versatility as an instrumentalist with a handful of songs that have placed her among the most notable composers of the continent.
Almost midnight, near the end of the concert, Venegas sang the song “Quizas” (Perhaps), one of her songs known best by Cuban audiences, and “Me voy” (I’m going), with which the young audience gave her a standing ovation.
And near the end, a nice surprise: accompanied by Rochy Ameneiro, Venegas sang “Eres para mi” (You are for me).
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will chair a panel today, to demand an end to violence against women and girls, and will travel to Ecuador tomorrow, to participate in the Quito celebrations.