PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Honey: Why do the tourists in this photo who are looking so adoringly at the evil one seem to be Jewish? They would be disgusted with...

  • asombra: One of pre-Castro Cuba’s big problems is that it didn’t appreciate how good it had it, or how much progress it had...

  • asombra: If you want to know what a camaján looks like, look at Lula.

  • asombra: Ah, the Latrine Castro lovers, each more contemptible than the next. It’d be justice indeed if Castro, Inc. fell and...

  • asombra: Sometimes the faux general looks almost convincing. Still, I prefer his Marjorie Stoneman Douglas mode, which is more honest.

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Olga Diaz Plays Perpetual Motion by Rene Touzet

This is my first Mother's Day without my Mom. What a surprise when I get this message in my email today from Ruth Ann Galatas who apparently had been working on a project with Rene Touzet before he died which featured his works including one played by my mom, Olga Diaz. So today on Mother's Day, I got to hear her voice and her piano again. This also features an introduction my mom made on Touzet and on this particular piece. It's not easy as you can imagine, and tomorrow, being my birthday, will be the first one in my life, that she did not sing my happy birthday first thing in the morning. So this email was very special to me today.

As an FYI, (and I'll post more information in the next few days), there will be a Tribute Concert for my Mother on May 30, 2009 at 3:00pm at the Roca Theater (located in Belen School) with all proceeds to go to Regis House, which was one of my mom's favorite charities. She was supposed to do a benefit for them this February, but sadly she had to leave us in December. So myself with pianist Robert Lozano have assembled a panoply of Cuban talent to stage a hell of a show playing all the works that my mom used to play and at the same time benefiting a great charity. I'll post more on this, but keep that date open. I'd love to see everyone there. Very rarely will you get so much talent under one roof. It should not be missed.

To all the moms out there, have a great mother's day. For those that still have their moms, enjoy them while you still have them.

4 comments to Olga Diaz Plays Perpetual Motion by Rene Touzet