Punishment on Cuban Musician Lifted
September 17, 2013
says Silvio Rodriguez on his blog Segundo Cita
By Circles Robinson
HAVANA TIMES — Cuban trova icon Silvio Rodriguez published a short news
item this afternoon announcing that the banning of musician Roberto
Carcasses from Cuban stages has been lifted.
The news comes just over 24 hours since Carcasses informed that a
government official had told him he wouldn’t be welcome anymore at any
cultural venue in the country.
Silvio had posted a blog entry calling Carcasses “tactless” for choosing
an event last Thursday for the Cuban Five to make his demands for
greater citizen rights. However, he also criticized the authorities for
punishing him for exercising his right to offer an opinion.
He called it “hideous” that the authorities could use the cause of the
Cuban Five as a pretext for an act of repression.
The news item appearing on Silvio Rodriguez’s blog Segundo Cita states
that “authorities of the Ministry of Culture met [again] today with
Robertico Carcasses and the talks were so positive that they decided to
lift the punishment.”
There has been no mention in the Cuban media of the incident from the
beginning, neither reporting what Carcasses said on national TV or the
sanction handed out in reprisal.
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