Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) ‘Por un abrazo’ (For a Hug), a song composed by Cuban musicians Waldo Mendoza and Pepe Lopez, pays tribute to the Henry Reeve medical brigade, whose members from the island are currently fighting the coronavirus pandemic in several nations globally.
Several artists from the catalog of Cuba’s state-owned record company EGREM, among them Issac Delgado, Jorge Robaina, Israel Rojas, Haila, Luis Franco, Rosalba Aguilera, Habana FlamencO group, as well as some musicians from Italy and Spain, joined to sing this song.
Spanish Carlos Torres and Italians Andrea Skizzo Mulargia, El Rubio Loco aka Giancarlo Pioli, Nomadi band, as well as painter Gregorio Mancino also participated.
According to the official note, issued by EGREM, this song of love and peace enhances the human nature of the Cuban doctors, ‘this is a song of hope, optimism, the possibility of being together with loved ones again.’
This song is an example of the union among artists from different nations to sing to the Henry Reeve Brigade, and its valuable contribution to fight the Covid-19, ‘which has marked the world so profoundly,’ the document points out.
Accompanied by a video clip directed by Alexis Oliva, the song exposes images of some of the moments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic of the Cuban doctors in Italy.
The text also highlights the collaborations of the Cuban Embassy in Italy, Doctor Francisco Duran Garcia, Tecnoescena and Professor Miriam Abreu, Miguel Anaya, Octavio Crespo and Raul Muñoz, who have contributed at different stages in the production and visuality of this song.