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Hector "Numa" Moraes, Una Voz y un Compromiso

The renowned Uruguayan singer and guitarist, Héctor "Numa" Moraes will delight us with his talent on September 10, 2004 starting at 8:00 PM. He will lead us through some of his extraordinarily varied repertoire, a voice of solidarity in songs with lyrics that challenge and denounce. Deeply rooted in the folkloric music of the Uruguayan Northern lands, the lyrics represent some of the highest universal and contemporary poetry by many of the great Uruguayan and Latin American poets.

A virtuoso of the guitar and a well-recognized cantatour, Numa has shared stages all around the world with artists of the caliber of Alfredo Zitarrosa, Daniel Viglietti, Los Olimareños, José Carvajal, Joan Manuel Serrat, Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Isabel y Angel Parra, Mercedes Sosa, Tania Libertad, Beto Caetano, Emma Junaro, Toñito Vargas, Inti-Illimani and Quilapayún among many others.

Born in Curtina, Tacuarembó, Uruguay, Numa has developed the repertoire and experience playing his guitar of a truly exceptional level that he uses as a means of bringing us closer to the men and women of the country's countryside, integrating us into the daily lives of its people. He was exiled during the military dictatorship in 1972 and his music was prohibited during 13 years by that same regime. He continued his work to promote popular folk music in exile until his return, when together with several other well known exiled artists, in 1985, with "compañeros" from the "canto popular" he shared the stage in a concert at the Franzini Stadium.

His activities continue to focus around teaching and dissemination efforts. He works in Montevideo at the National School of Dance - Folklore Division, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.

This activity at El Taller is organized by the Comité por los Derechos Humanos en Uruguay (CDHU).

For further information on Numa, please go to www.lacancionnuestra.com.uy/El reconocido cantante y guitarrista uruguayo, Héctor "Numa" Moraes se presentará el día 10 de setiembre del 2004 comenzando "puntualmente" a las 8:00 pm y nos llevará de la mano de su repertorio extraordinario en todos los aspectos, siempre con su presencia solidaria dentro de la canción de texto contestatario y denunciante; de raíces folklóricas norteña, en la alta poesía universal y contemporánea de los grandes poetas uruguayos y latinoaméricanos.

Eximio guitarrista y cantatour, Numa a compartido escenarios en todo el mundo con figuras como Alfredo Zitarrosa, Daniel Viglietti, Los Olimareños, José Carvajal, Joan Manuel Serrat, Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanés, Isabel y Angel Parra, Mercedes Sosa, Tania Libertad, Beto Caetano, Emma Junaro, Toñito Vargas, Inti-Illimani y Quilapayún entre muchos otros.

Nacido en Curtina, Tacuarembó, Uruguay, Numa ha desarrollado un repertorio y experiencia guitarristica de un excepcional nivel, cuyo principal aspecto ha sido el de acercarnos al hombre y mujer del interior integrándonos a sus vidas. Exiliado durante la dictadura militar en 1972, y su música prohibida durante 13 años por el mismo régimen, continuó su trabajo en aras del canto popular hasta su regreso, junto con otros notorios artistas exiliados, en 1985, cuando junto a compañeros del canto popular se presentan en concierto en el estadio Franzini.

Sus actividades siempre han estado enfocadas hacia la difusión y la docencia, la cual desarrolla en Montevideo en la Escuela Nacional de Danzas- Division Folclore, dependiente del Ministerio de Cultura.

Esta actividad en el Taller está siendo organizada por el Comité por los Derechos Humanos en Uruguay (CDHU).

Para más informacion sobre Numa, visite www.lacancionnuestra.com.uy/

Earlier Event: September 8
Grupo Miguelito
Later Event: October 1
Fernando Huergo Quintet