After the hurricane, strings do not go out of tone

After the hurricane, strings do not go out of tone
Fecha de publicación: 
3 October 2022
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This is the photo of a “sui generis concert,” posted by troubadour Rey Montalvo in his Facebook profile. The performance was a cantata among neighbors and it “stood out on its own” hours after hurricane Ian left darkness, disaster, huge losses, sadness, and despair. But a lot of collective work, effort is being witnessed as well.

It is not the first time nature hit us hard, but we never give up. It may seem the nation is going to be devastated. However, we all see how we come together in the face of adversity.

In that realm of work, some climb power poles while others fix communications. When most are looking where to contribute, a few dedicate to being out of tune and talk about issues that are not important right now, when the time summons to fraternize with those in suffering.

There are evidently two groups: those contributing and those who complaint. Luckily, those contributing are the vast majority. The strings do not go out of tune despite challenging winds blowing.

And these artists belong to this group. All of them do not have similar viewpoints. And their solidarity has not been in motion the same way, but they are all Cubans and human beings.

Arnaldo Rodríguez, Ceballos’ Talisman, 72 hours after the power blackout, continued to be grateful and contributed his own way.

Raúl Torres went to visit the people of Puerto Esperanza, Pinar del Rio, along with his project “A Cuba hay que quererla,” and they helped in the recovery process.

Young singer Luis Franco touched our hearts from his apartment building stairs, with his e-bicycle battery and his healing certainty: happiness is found, sometimes, in the simplest of things.

Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz / CubaSí Translation Staff

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