Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It seems that every day there is another tragedy that has beset yet another group of people on our planet...it can become over whelming at times, but always lifts my heart is knowing that there are so many people that will do whatever they can to help, and Alejandro Sanz is one of them. This isn't the first article that I've written about him and all that he does from people in need and I'm sure that it won't be the last.
Alejandro, who very recently switched labels from Warner Music to Universal, for reasons that as far as I can tell are his own, is working on an album in conjunction with other music artist and Dr.'s Without Borders, is now working on an album to benefit Cuban exiles.
Here is an an article from the Catholic New Agency
.- Thirty Spanish and Cuban singers including Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Montaner and Willy Chirino, have released a new album to raise funds for the International Committee in Support of the Varela Project.
The CD, titled “Un disco muy especial” (A Very Special CD), was presented in Madrid at the offices of the Society for Performing Artists of Spain.
Oscar Gomez, a writer, composer and the producer of the CD, said it was the first time Cuban artists “who throughout several decades have developed their talents with great success outside Cuba” have joined together “for a humanitarian cause” with “artists who are residents but also dissidents of the totalitarian government.”
The CD includes the song, “Todos Cubanos” (We Are All Cubans), written by Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement and the leader of the Varela Project. The initiative seeks a peaceful transition to democracy for Cuba.
Paya has been nominated to receive the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Regis Iglesias, one of the former political prisoners exiled to Spain, expressed gratitude for the aid from the project. In all of the years of the Communist regime, he said, the people of Cuba have never lost “that free spirit.”
Since July 2010, the Cuban government has released 85 prisoners of conscience and sent them directly to Spain."
It can be so easy to get caught up in our day to day, forgetting that some where in the world there is someone that needs...........It's not always easy to give of ourselves as people who have the comfort of anonymity. It must be even more difficult to do these things when the whole world is watching.
I admire people like Alejandro and Chayanne that continually give of themselves......Alejandro is not just singing for himself, he's singing for the world. Bravo Alejandro, bravo....be blessed and God's speed.