Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Walter Huston September Song

Walter Huston
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Walter Huston

in the trailer for
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Born Walter Houghston
April 6, 1884
Toronto, Ontario,
Died April 7, 1950 (aged 66)
Hollywood, California,
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1924 – 1950
Spouse(s) Rhea Gore
Bayonne Whipple
Ninetta Sunderland
Walter Huston (pronounced /ˈwɔːltər ˈhjuːstən/; April 6, 1884 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian-born American actor. He was the father of director John Huston and the grandfather of actress Anjelica Huston and actor Danny Huston.
Contents [hide]
1 Career
2 Partial filmography (with co-stars)
3 Academy Awards and nominations
4 In popular culture
5 References
6 See also
7 External links

Born Walter Houghston in Toronto, Ontario to an Ulster-Scottish father and a Scottish Canadian mother, he began his Broadway career in 1924, he achieved fame in character roles once talkies began in Hollywood. His first major role was in 1929's The Virginian with Gary Cooper. He appeared in the Broadway theatrical adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel Dodsworth in 1934 and the play's film version two years later.
Huston stayed busy throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen (becoming one of America's most distinguished actors); he performed "September Song" in the original Broadway production of Knickerbocker Holiday in 1938. Among his films are Rain (1932), The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) and Mission to Moscow (1943), a pro-Soviet World War II propaganda film as Ambassador Joseph E. Davies. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1948 for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which was directed by his son, John Huston. His last film was The Furies in 1950 with Barbara Stanwyck.
Along with Anthony Veiller, he narrated the Why We Fight series of World War II documentaries directed by Frank Capra.
He died in Hollywood from an aortic aneurysm, one day after his 66th birthday.
Walter Huston has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6626 Hollywood Blvd.
[edit]Partial filmography (with co-stars)

The Lady Lies (1929) with Claudette Colbert
The Virginian (1929) with Gary Cooper
The Virtuous Sin (1930) with Kay Francis
The Bad Man (1930)
The Beast of the City (1932) with Jean Harlow and Jean Hersholt
American Madness (1932) with Pat O'Brien
Rain (1932) with Joan Crawford
Gabriel Over the White House (1933) with Franchot Tone
Dodsworth (1936) with Mary Astor and David Niven and Ruth Chatterton
Rhodes of Africa (1936)
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) with James Craig and Edward Arnold and
Anne Shirley
Swamp Water (1941) with Walter Brennan and Anne Baxter
The Shanghai Gesture (1942) with Gene Tierney
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) with James Cagney
The Outlaw (1943) with Thomas Mitchell and Jane Russell
Edge of Darkness (1943) with Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan
Mission to Moscow (1943)
And Then There Were None (1945 film) (1945)
Dragonwyck (1946) with Gene Tierney and Vincent Price
Duel in the Sun (1946) with Joseph Cotten and Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) with Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt
The Furies (1950) with Wendell Corey
and Barbara Stanwyck
[edit]Academy Awards and nominations

1937 - Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role - Dodsworth
1942 - Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role - The Devil and Daniel Webster
1943 - Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Yankee Doodle Dandy
1949 - Won Best Actor in a Supporting Role - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
[edit]In popular culture

Huston was mentioned in the 1994 western-comedy City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold and the "Walter Huston dance" after finding the buried gold.

Recordando un viejo amor

Maxwell Anderson
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Maxwell Anderson

Born James Maxwell Anderson
15 December 1888
Atlantic, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 28 February 1958 (aged 69)
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Occupation Playwright
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of North Dakota
Stanford University
Spouse Gilda Hazard (1954-1959)
Gertrude Higger (1933-1953†)
Margaret Haskett (1911-1931†)
Magnum opus Both Your Houses
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1933)
James Maxwell Anderson (15 December 1888 – 28 February 1959) was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and lyricist. He was a founding member of The Playwrights Company.

Early years
Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the second child of William Lincoln Anderson, a Baptist minister, and Charlotte Perrimela Stephenson. His family initially lived on his maternal grandmother's farm in Atlantic, then moved to Andover, Ohio, where his father became a railroad fireman while studying to become a minister. They moved to Jamestown, North Dakota in 1907, where Anderson attended Jamestown High School, graduating in 1908.
As an undergraduate, he waited tables and worked at the night copy desk of the Grand Forks Herald, and was active in the school's literary and dramatic societies. He obtained a B.A. in English Literature from the University of North Dakota in 1911. He became the principal of a high school in Minnewaukan, North Dakota, also teaching English there, but he was fired from this job in 1913 because he had made pacifist statements to his students. He then entered Stanford University, obtaining an M.A. in English Literature in 1914. He became a high school English teacher in San Francisco: after three years he became chairman of the English department at Whittier College in 1917. He was fired after a year for public statements supporting a student seeking status as a conscientious objector.
Anderson became a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Bulletin, then moved to New York, where he wrote editorials for The New Republic, The New York Globe, and the New York World.
In 1921, he founded Measure, a magazine devoted to verse. He wrote his first play, White Desert, in 1923, which ran only twelve performances, but was well-reviewed by the book reviewer for the New York World, Laurence Stallings, who collaborated with him on his next play What Price Glory?, which was successfully produced in 1924 in New York City. Afterwords he resigned from the World, launching his career as a dramatist.
His plays are in widely varying styles, and Anderson was one of the few modern playwrights to make extensive use of blank verse. Some of these were adapted as movies, and Anderson wrote the screenplays of other authors' plays and novels — Death Takes a Holiday, All Quiet on the Western Front — in addition to books of poetry and essays. The only one of his plays that he himself adapted to the screen was Joan of Lorraine, which became the film Joan of Arc (1948) starring Ingrid Bergman, with a screenplay by Anderson and Andrew Solt. Anderson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1933 for his political drama Both Your Houses, and twice received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, for Winterset, and High Tor.
Anderson was, above all, a strong believer in the dignity of man (although humanism might be too strong of a word), and many of his plays focus on the concepts of liberty and justice. He chose to write in solitude, preferring to write longhand in a wire-bound notebook, and refused to attend the opening nights of his plays.
He enjoyed great commercial success with a series of plays set during the reign of the Tudor family, who ruled England, Wales and Ireland from 1485 until 1603. One play in particular - Anne of the Thousand Days — the story of Henry VIII's brutal marriage to Anne Boleyn — was a hit on the stage in 1948, but did not reach movie screens for twenty-one years, perhaps due to censorship (there is much use of the word "bastards" in the play, and frank discussion of sexual relationships). It opened on Broadway starring Rex Harrison and Joyce Redman, and, in 1969 became an Oscar-winning movie with Richard Burton and Geneviève Bujold. (Margaret Furse won for her costume designs, but in a year that the costume drama might have been seen as old-fashioned, that was the only Oscar out of several nominations that the film actually won.) The play is still occasionally performed today. Another of his Tudor plays, Elizabeth the Queen, was adapted as The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), starring the legendary actress Bette Davis and Hollywood pin-up, Errol Flynn. Still another of his plays involving Elizabeth I, Mary of Scotland (1936), was turned into a film, albeit an unsuccessful one, in 1936, starring Katharine Hepburn as Mary, Queen of Scots, Fredric March as the Earl of Bothwell, and Florence Eldridge as Elizabeth. The play had been a hit on Broadway starring Helen Hayes in the title role.
Honorary awards include the Gold Medal in Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1954, an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Columbia University in 1946, and an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the University of North Dakota in 1958.
Two of Anderson's other historical plays, Valley Forge, about George Washington's winter there with the Continental Army), and Barefoot in Athens, concerning the trial of Socrates, were adapted for television. Valley Forge was adapted for television on three occasions — in 1950, 1951 and 1975.
Anderson wrote book and lyrics for two successful musicals with composer Kurt Weill. Knickerbocker Holiday, about the early Dutch settlers of New York, featured Walter Huston as Peter Stuyvesant. The show's standout number, "September Song," became a popular standard. So did the title song of Anderson and Weill's Lost In The Stars, a story of South Africa based on the Alan Paton novel Cry, The Beloved Country.
His popular long-running 1927 comedy-drama about married life, Saturday's Children, in which Humphrey Bogart made an early appearance, was filmed three times - in 1929 as a part-talkie, in 1935 (in almost unrecognizable form) as a B-film Maybe It's Love and once again in 1940 under its original title, starring John Garfield in one of his few romantic comedies, along with Anne Shirley and Claude Rains. The play was also adapted for television in three condensed versions in 1950, 1952 and 1962.
Anderson also adapted the William March novel The Bad Seed into a play, one of his last to reach Broadway. He was hired by Alfred Hitchcock to write the screenplay for Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1957). Hitchcock also contracted with Anderson to write the screenplay for what became Vertigo (1958), but Hitchcock rejected his screenplay Listen, Darkling.
[edit]Personal life
Anderson married Margaret Haskett, a fellow classmate, on 1 August 1911 in Bottineau, North Dakota. They had three sons, Quentin, Alan, and Terence. Margaret died of cancer on 22 February 1931. Anderson then resided with Gertrude "Mab" Higger starting in about October 1933. A daughter, Hesper, was born 2 August 1934. Gertrude ("Mab") committed suicide on 21 March 1953. Her daughter Hesper (who was screenwriter for the movie Children of a Lesser God), wrote a book South Mountain Road: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery about her unearthing, only after the suicide, the fact that her parents had never married. Maxwell Anderson did marry once more, to Gilda Hazard, on 6 June 1954.
Maxwell Anderson died in Stamford, Connecticut, on 28 February 1959, two days after suffering a stroke.

Adios a Septiembre September Song

From Wikipedia

Kurt Weill.

Kurt Weill.
Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900[1] – April 3, 1950[1]), was a German, and in his later years American, composer active from the 1920s until his death. He was a leading composer for the stage. He also wrote a number of works for the concert hall.

Kurt Julian Weill was born on March 2, 1900 [2], the third of four children to Albert Weill (1867–1950) and Emma Weill née Ackermann (1872–1955). He grew up in a religious Jewish family in the "Sandvorstadt", the Jewish quarter in Dessau, Germany, where his father was a cantor.[1]. At the age of twelve, Kurt Weill started taking piano lessons and made first attempts at writing music; his earliest preserved composition was written in 1913 and is titled Mi Addir. Jewish Wedding Song.[3]
In 1915, Weill started taking private lessons with Albert Bing, Kapellmeister at the "Herzogliche Hoftheater zu Dessau", who taught him piano, composition, music theory, and conducting. Weill performed publicly on piano for the first time in 1915, both as an accompanist and soloist. The following years he composed numerous Lieder to the lyrics of poets such as Eichendorff, Arno Holz, and Anna Ritter, as well as a cycle of five songs titled Ofrahs Lieder to a German translation of a text by Yehuda Halevi.[4]
Weill graduated with an Abitur from the Oberrealschule of Dessau in 1918, and enrolled at the Berliner Hochschule für Musik at the age of 18, where he studied composition with Engelbert Humperdinck[1], conducting with Rudolf Krasselt, and counterpoint with Friedrich E. Koch, and also attended philosophy lectures by Max Dessoir and Ernst Cassirer. The same year, he wrote his first string quartet (in B minor).[5]
[edit]Early work and compositions

Weill's family experienced financial hardship in the aftermath of World War I, and in July 1919, Weill abandoned his studies and returned to Dessau, where he was employed as a répétiteur at the Friedrich-Theater under the direction of the new Kapellmeister, Hans Knappertsbusch. During this time, he composed an orchestral suite in E-flat major, a symphonic poem of Rilke's The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke as well as Schilflieder, a cycle of five songs to poems by Nikolaus Lenau. In December 1919, through the help of Humperdinck, Weill was appointed as Kapellmeister at the newly founded Stadttheater in Lüdenscheid, where he directed opera, operetta, and singspiel for five months, and also composed a cello sonata and Ninon of Lenclos, a now lost one-act operatic adaptation of a play by Ernst Hardt. From May to September 1920, Weill spent a couple of months in Leipzig, where his father had become the new director of a Jewish orphanage. Before he returned to Berlin, in September 1920, he composed Sulamith, a choral fantasy for soprano, female choir, and orchestra.
[edit]Studies with Busoni

Back in Berlin, Weill had an interview with Ferruccio Busoni in December 1920. After examining some of Weill's compositions, Busoni accepted him as one of five master students in composition at the Preußische Akademie der Künste in Berlin.[6] From January 1921 to December 1923, Weill studied music composition with him and also counterpoint with Philipp Jarnach in Berlin. During his first year he composed his first symphony, Sinfonie in einem Satz, as well as the lieder Die Bekehrte (Goethe) and two Rilkelieder for voice and piano. In order to support his family in Leipzig, he also worked as a pianist in a Bierkeller tavern. In spring of 1922, Weill joined the November Group's music faction. That year he composed a psalm, a divertimento for orchestra, and Sinfonia Sacra: Fantasia, Passacaglia, and Hymnus for Orchestra. On November 18, 1922, his children's pantomime Die Zaubernacht (The Magic Night) premiered at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm; it was the first public performance of any of Weill's works in the field of musical theatre.[7]
Out of financial need, Weill taught music theory and composition to private students from 1923 to 1925. Among his students were Claudio Arrau, Maurice Abravanel, Henry (then known as Heinz) Jolles[8], and Nikos Skalkottas. Arrau, Abravenel, and Jolles, at least, would remain members of Weill's circle of friends thereafter,[9] and Jolles's sole surviving composition predating the rise of the Nazi regime in 1933 is a fragment of a work for four pianos he and Weill wrote jointly.[8] Weill's compositions during his last year of studies included Quodlibet, an orchestral suite version of Die Zaubernacht, Frauentanz, seven medieval poems for soprano, flute, viola, clarinet, french horn, and bassoon, and Recordare for choir and children's choir to words from the Book of Lamentations. Further premieres that year included a performance of his Divertimento for Orchestra by the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Heinz Unger on April 10, 1923, and the Hindemith-Amar Quartet's rendering of Weill's String Quartet op. 8, on June 24, 1923. In December 1923, Weill finished his studies with Busoni.[10]
[edit]Success in the 1920s and early 1930s

In February 1924 the conductor Fritz Busch introduced him to the dramatist Georg Kaiser, with whom Weill would have a long-lasting creative partnership resulting in several one-act operas. At Kaiser's house in Grünheide, Weill also first met the actress and future wife Lotte Lenya in summer 1924.[11] The couple got married twice: In 1926 and again in 1937 (following their divorce in 1933). Lenya took great care to support Weill's work, and after his death she took it upon herself to increase awareness of his music, forming the Kurt Weill Foundation.
From November 1924 to May 1929, Weill wrote hundreds of reviews for the influential and comprehensive radio program guide Der deutsche Rundfunk. Hans Siebert von Heister had already worked with Weill in the November Group, and offered Weill the job shortly after becoming editor-in-chief. [12]
Although he had some success with his first mature non-stage works (such as the String Quartet, Op. 8 or the Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op. 12), which were influenced by Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky, Weill tended more and more to vocal music and musical theatre. His musical theatre work and his songs were extremely popular with the wider public in Germany at the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. Weill's music was admired by composers such as Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Darius Milhaud and Stravinsky, but it was also criticised by others: by Schoenberg, who later revised his opinion, and by Anton Webern.
His best-known work is The Threepenny Opera (1928), a reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera written in collaboration with Bertolt Brecht. Engel directed the original production of The Threepenny Opera in 1928. The Threepenny Opera contains Weill's most famous song, "Mack the Knife" ("Die Moritat von Mackie Messer"). The stage success was filmed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst in two language versions: Die 3-Groschen-Oper and L'opéra de quat' sous. Weill and Brecht tried to stop the film adaptation through a well publicised lawsuit that Weill won and Brecht lost. Weill's working association with Brecht, although successful, came to an end over differing politics in 1930. According to Lenya, Weill commented that he was unable to "set the communist party manifesto to music."
[edit]Paris, London and New York

Weill fled Nazi Germany in March 1933. As a prominent and popular Jewish composer, he was a target of the Nazi authorities, who criticized and even interfered with performances of his later stage works, such as Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, 1930), Die Bürgschaft (1932), and Der Silbersee (1933). With no option but to leave Germany, he went first to Paris, where he worked once more with Brecht (after a project with Jean Cocteau failed) — the ballet The Seven Deadly Sins.
On April 13, 1933 his musical The Three Penny Opera was given its premiere on Broadway, but closed after 13 performances to mixed reviews.[2] In 1934 he completed his Symphony No.2, his last purely orchestral work, conducted in Amsterdam and New York by Bruno Walter, and also the music for Jacques Deval's play, Marie Galante.
A production of his operetta Der Kuhhandel (A Kingdom for a Cow) took him to London in 1935, and later that year he went to the United States in connection with The Eternal Road,[1] a "Biblical Drama" by Franz Werfel that had been commissioned by members of New York's Jewish community and was premiered in 1937 at the Manhattan Opera House, running for 153 performances. Weill and his wife, the actress and singer Lotte Lenya, settled in New York City on 10 September 1935, living first at the St. Moritz Hotel before moving on to an apartment at 231 East 62nd Street between Third and Second Avenues.[2] Weill became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1943. Weill believed that most of his work had been destroyed, and he seldom (and reluctantly) spoke or wrote German again, with the exception of, for example, letters to his parents who had escaped to Israel.
Rather than continue to write in the same style that had characterized his European compositions, Weill made a study of American popular and stage music, and his American output, though held by some to be inferior, nonetheless contains individual songs and entire shows that not only became highly respected and admired, but have been seen as seminal works in the development of the American musical. Unique among Broadway composers of the time, Weill insisted on orchestrating every note of his scores himself.[13] He worked with writers such as Maxwell Anderson and Ira Gershwin, and even wrote a film score for Fritz Lang (You and Me, 1938). Weill himself strove to find a new way of creating an American opera that would be both commercially and artistically successful. The most interesting attempt in this direction is Street Scene, based on a play by Elmer Rice, with lyrics by Langston Hughes. For his work on Street Scene Weill was awarded the inaugural Tony Award for Best Original Score.[14]
In the 1940s Weill lived in Downstate New York near the New Jersey border and made frequent trips both to New York City and to Hollywood for his work for theatre and film. Weill was active in political movements encouraging American entry into World War II, and after America joined the war in 1941, Weill enthusiastically collaborated in numerous artistic projects supporting the war effort both abroad and on the home front. He and Maxwell Anderson also joined the volunteer civil service by working as air raid wardens on High Tor Mountain between their homes in New City, New York and Haverstraw, New York in Rockland County. In 1943, he became a United States citizen.[1]
Apart from "Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny" from the Threepenny Opera, his most famous songs include "Alabama Song" (from Mahagonny), "Surabaya Johnny" (from Happy End), "Speak Low" (from One Touch of Venus), "Lost in the Stars" (from the musical of that name), "My Ship" (from Lady in the Dark), and "September Song" (from Knickerbocker Holiday).
Weill suffered a heart attack shortly after his 50th birthday and died on April 3, 1950 in New York City. He was buried in Mount Repose Cemetery in Haverstraw, New York. The text and music on his gravestone[15] come from the song "A Bird of Passage" from Lost in the Stars, itself adapted from a quotation from the Venerable Bede[16]:
This is the life of men on earth:
Out of darkness we come at birth
Into a lamplit room, and then -
Go forward into dark again.
(lyric: Maxwell Anderson)

Over 50 years after his death, Weill's music continues to be performed both in popular and classical contexts. In Weill's lifetime, his work was most associated with the voice of his wife, Lotte Lenya, but shortly after his death "Mack the Knife" was established by Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin as a jazz standard. His music has since been recorded by many performers, ranging from The Doors, Judy Collins, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, John Zorn, Dagmar Krause, and PJ Harvey to New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Singers as varied as Teresa Stratas, Ute Lemper, Gisela May, Anne Sofie von Otter, Max Raabe, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Marianne Faithfull have recorded entire albums of his music.
Amanda Palmer, singer/pianist of the 'Brechtian Punk Cabaret' duo The Dresden Dolls, has Kurt Weill's name on the front of her keyboard (a pun with the name of the instrument maker Kurzweill) as a tribute to the composer. In 1991, seminal Swiss Industrial music band The Young Gods released their album of Kurt Weill songs, The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill. In 2008, Weill's songs were performed by Canadian musicians (including Sarah Slean and Mary Margaret O'Hara) in a tribute concert as part of the first annual Canwest Cabaret Festival in Toronto.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sidya Toure

Sidya Touré
Los Buenos ?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sidya Touré (born 1945) is a Guinean politician. He was Prime Minister of Guinea from 1996 to 1999 and is currently the President of the Union of Republican Forces (UFR), an opposition party.
Contents [hide]
1 Prime Minister
2 Opposition leader
3 References
4 See also
5 External links
[edit]Prime Minister

He was appointed as Prime Minister on 9 July 1996, becoming the country's first Prime Minister since 1984. He was succeeded by Lamine Sidimé on 8 March 1999.
[edit]Opposition leader

After leaving the government, Touré became an opposition leader; he is currently the President of the UFR.[1][2]
After Touré organized a rally in the Conakry suburb of Gbessia in late 2003, student riots broke out, and as a result Touré was detained and questioned. Subsequently, in late April 2004, he was arrested and detained for one night. Touré was charged with plotting to overthrow the government, and although he was released on bail, he was barred from politics and from travelling to other countries. He was cleared of the charges by an appeal court in July 2004.[1]

Celiou Dalein Diallo

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Cellou Dalein Diallo
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Cellou Dalein Diallo (born February 3, 1952[1]) is a Guinean economist and politician who was Prime Minister of Guinea from 2004 to 2006. Currently he is President of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), an opposition party.
Contents [hide]
1 Background and earlier career
2 Prime Minister
3 Opposition leader
4 References
[edit]Background and earlier career

Diallo, a member of the Fula ethnic group,[2][3] was born in the village of Dalein, near Labé. He studied at the University of Conakry and the Center for Financial, Economic and Banking Studies in Paris, and in 1976 he became an inspector of trade.[4] He began working at the Bank of Foreign Trade of Guinea in 1982,[2] and from 1985 to 1995 he worked at the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea.[2][4]
After briefly working at the Administration and Control of Great Projects (l’Administration et Contrôle des Grands Projets, ACGP),[2][4] Diallo joined the government in July 1996[1][4] as Minister of Transport, Telecommunications and Tourism. He was subsequently moved to the position of Minister of Infrastructure in October 1997, where he remained until[1] he was appointed Minister of Public Works and Transport on March 12, 1999.[5] After UTA Flight 141, a flight from Guinea, crashed in Cotonou, Benin in December 2003, Diallo said that there was no proof that his ministry had been neglectful of safety and that he would not resign.[6] After serving for five years as Minister of Public Works and Transport, he was moved to the position of Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture on February 23, 2004.[5]
[edit]Prime Minister

On December 9, 2004, Diallo was appointed as Prime Minister by Guinean President Lansana Conté.[1][2][7] The position of Prime Minister had previously been vacant since April 2004.[7] Diallo took office as Prime Minister on December 13.[1]
Diallo was viewed as a reformist and acquired a good international reputation. While in office, he worked against corruption.[3] On April 4, 2006, changes to the government which would have greatly increased Diallo's power were announced. These changes would have replaced a number of ministers with Diallo's own allies and would have placed Diallo personally in charge of several portfolios,[8][9] including those of economy, finance, international cooperation, and planning.[8] The decree approving the changes was said to be signed by President Conté,[8] but it was later speculated that Conté might not have realized the significance of what he was signing at the time.[3] A radio broadcast announcing the changes was interrupted by soldiers, which was said to be because the Secretary-General of the Presidency, Fodé Bangoura, had not been notified in advance.[9] On the next day, it was announced that Diallo's changes were reversed, and a few hours later it was announced that Diallo had been dismissed as Prime Minister "for serious misconduct".[8]
Although there were subsequently reports that Diallo had been placed under house arrest, he denied this in an interview with IRIN and thanked Conté for maintaining confidence in him during his time in the government.[3]
[edit]Opposition leader

On November 8, 2007, an opposition political party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), announced that it had appointed Diallo as its President, succeeding Mamadou Ba.[10] After he took office as the group's leader, Diallo said on November 15 that he believed that Conté would not run in the 2010 presidential election; he also said that he "always maintained good relations with General Lansana Conté and his family".[11]
Following the appointment of Ahmed Tidiane Souaré as Prime Minister, Diallo was present, along with other former ministers, when Souaré gave a press conference on May 22, 2008.[12] On May 28, he was one of the party leaders who met with Souaré to discuss the formation of a national unity government.[13]
Conté died in December 2008 and soldiers immediately seized power in a military coup d'état. About 20 soldiers searched Diallo's home on 1 January 2009, while holding Diallo and his family at gunpoint. According to Diallo, the search was based on suspicions that Diallo might have weapons and mercenaries as part of a coup plot, but he said that the soldiers did not take anything from his home.[14] A junta delegation met with Diallo on 2 January and condemned the search, saying that "uncontrollable elements out to hurt the junta" were to blame and that the junta had nothing to do with it.[15]
Diallo tried to hold a meeting in Kerouwame in June 2009, but the junta did not allow him to do so; it also would not let him stay overnight in Kankan.[16] After junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara suggested in August 2009 that he might stand as a presidential candidate in the planned 2010 election, Diallo urged him not to do so, saying that the election's "transparency and reliability ... require[d] the administration's neutrality and impartiality". After spending time in France and Senegal, he returned to Conakry on 13 September 2009 and was greeted at the airport by about 60,000 supporters.[17]

Two former prime ministers now in the opposition, Cellou Dalein Diallo and Sidya Toure, were injured in the violence and then taken to a military campwhich serves as the junta's headquarters, according to Diallo's wife.BACK

Received Tuesday, 29 September 2009 01:42:00 GMT
CONAKRY, Sept 29, 2009 (AFP) - International condemnation mounted Tuesday after security forces in the world's top bauxite producer Guinea shot deadleast 87 people protesting against a junta leader who seized power in December.
The outcry boiled over amid reports that troops were reportedly removingbodies in the seaside capital Conakry to hide the scale of the bloodshed.
"There are 87 bodies that were collected in and around the stadium afterthe military came through," a police source said, referring to the venue ofMonday's rally and speaking on condition of anonymity.
There are currently 47 bodies at the Samory Toure military camp in Conakry, four of them women, the source said.
After crushing the protest against junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, military commanders issued instructions for all bodies from the demonstration at a city stadium to be taken to the Alpha Yaya Diallo military camp, rather than to morgues, a Red Cross source told AFP.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon slammed the "excessive use of force" and said he was "shocked by the loss of life, the high number of people injured and the destruction of property."
Former colonial ruler France condemned "the violent repression exercised by the army against the opposition and civil society during a peaceful demonstration held in Conakry."
Paris called on the junta to "show responsibility and to listen to theGuinean people's legitimate aspiration to democratically choose their leaders," and said Camara not standing for re-election "would allow for calm to return."
A senior US official in Washington said: "We're deeply concerned about the general breakdown in security in Conakry. We urge the Guinean government toexercise restraint and ensure the safety and security of Guinean and foreign nationals in accordance with universally accepted standards of human rights." The International Federation of Human Rights cited reports of several bodies with bullet marks arriving in Conakry hospitals and urged world bodies, including the United Nations and the African Union, to help stop the executions by what it said was an "illegitimate regime."
A source at Conakry's Ignace Deen hospital told AFP that an army truck had come by to pick up "dozens of bodies" to be taken to "an unknown destination" after presidential guards violently evacuated several thousand people out to demonstrate in defiance of a ban.
"It's butchery! There are dozens of dead," said another doctor who askednot to be named.
The protesters had gathered to oppose any bid by the junta leader, who took power in December 2008, to run for president in elections due next January.Camara is also under strong international pressure to step down.
In his first public comment on the violence, Camara told Senegal's RFMradio station that "I wanted to go (and see what was happening), I was soreally disgusted when I was told" about the violence.
"I'd rather die (than see people killed) because I didn't take control of this country to have a confrontation," Camara said, speaking in disjointedsentences.
Two former prime ministers now in the opposition, Cellou Dalein Diallo and Sidya Toure, were injured in the violence and then taken to a military campwhich serves as the junta's headquarters, according to Diallo's wife.
The houses of the two men were pillaged by soldiers, their neighbours said.
"There was a deliberate attempt today to eliminate all the opponents,"Toure, who had suffered head injuries in the crackdown, told AFP.
Demonstrators had begun to gather outside Conakry's largest stadium, which was guarded by large numbers of police. Protesters carried placards reading"No to Dadis" and "Down with the army in power."
The junta banned the demonstration, but several political parties, tradeunions and civic organisations vowed that the event would go ahead.
In the middle of the morning, riot police charged the protesters.
News of the ban came a day after Camara made his first visit outside thecapital since he took power in a coup last December, travelling to Guinea'ssecond city and opposition stronghold of Labe.
Camara installed himself at the helm of the francophone West African nation after leading a bloodless coup within hours of the death of Guinea's strongman leader Lansana Conte, who had been in power since 1984.

Masacre Exigen Devuelvan el Poder a los Civiles

El Malo ?
Capitan Camara

Van 157 muertos por represión policiaca en Guinea
Por:Agencia | 2009-09-29

: Guinea, Represión policial


Tras una manifestación convocada ayer, en Conakry por la oposición de Guinea fuerzas de seguridad lanzaron bombas lacrimógenas y dispararon contra los presentes; reportan 157 muertos

DAKAR, Senegal, sep. 29, 2009.- Al menos 157 personas han muerto a consecuencia de la represión policial contra la manifestación convocada ayer, lunes, en Conakry por la oposición de Guinea, informaron este martes emisoras regionales captadas en Dakar.

Según las emisoras, que citan fuentes de la oposición y grupos de defensa de los Derechos Humanos, 157 cadáveres se han contabilizado en los hospitales de Conakry, en su mayoría víctimas de disparos efectuados por las fuerzas de seguridad.

Un total de 87 cuerpos fueron recogidos en el estadio "28 de Septiembre", donde tuvo lugar a protesta hasta que las fuerzas de seguridad comenzaron a lanzar bombas lacrimógenas y a disparar sobre los manifestantes.

Cientos de personas también resultaron heridas, entre los que se encuentran dos ex ministros y líderes de la oposición, Cellou Dalein Diallo y Sidya Touré, cuyas casas fueron saqueadas por los militares.

Ambos opositores fueron llevados al campo militar Alpha Yaya Diallo, sede de la junta militar que gobierna Guinea desde el golpe de estado del pasado 23 de diciembre, y posteriormente fueron trasladados a una clínica, donde recibieron tratamiento médico.

Touré denunció la brutalidad de la intervención policial, especialmente la ejercida por la Guardia Nacional, a la que acusó de comenzar a dispersar a los manifestantes con una "clara voluntad de eliminarlos".

El ex primer ministro François Fall, por su parte, denunció violaciones colectivas de mujeres por las fuerzas de seguridad, tanto en el recinto del estadio como en los cuarteles, lo que calificó "crimen contra la humanidad", por lo que pidió que se envíe a los responsables al Tribunal Penal Internacional.

En el mismo sentido, Moukhtar Diallo, líder de las Nuevas Fuerzas Democráticas, un pequeño grupo opositor, denunció en declaraciones a los periodistas la violación de mujeres por los efectivos de las fuerzas de seguridad en el recinto del estadio.

Cientos de manifestantes han sido detenidos por los servicios de seguridad que realizan patrullas por las cales de la capital, que ha recuperado con una relativa tranquilidad aunque permanezca la tensión en algunos barrios populares.

Por su parte, en una entrevista a la radio privada senegalesa RFM difundida este martes, el líder de la junta militar, el capitán Musa Dadis Camara culpó del derrame de sangre a los líderes opositores.

En especial, Camara apuntó al ex primer ministro Sidya Touré, del que dijo que no hizo caso de la orden del Ministerio del Interior que prohibía la manifestación.

Varias organizaciones de defensa de los Derechos Humanos han condenado las acciones violentas de la Policía de Guinea y exigido una reacción urgente de la comunidad internacional.

Según el Encuentro Africano para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (RADDHO), con sede en Dakar, la crisis política de Guinea se ha originado por la voluntad de la junta militar de imponer la candidatura de Cámara en las elecciones del próximo enero.

Una candidatura de Cámara supondría el incumplimiento de su compromiso de devolver el poder a los civiles tras un año de transición, dijo a los medios de comunicación el vicepresidente de la RADDHO, Aboubacry Mbodj.

Borron y Cuenta Nueva by Esteban Fernandez

La Voz de Cuba Libre

Por Esteban Fernández
- Ultimamente yo estoy hablando cosas que casi ningún escritor cubano habla.

Hoy LES VOY A HABLAR DE IMPONER LA JUSTICIA después de liberada la Patria.
Sí, porque yo oigo hablar mucho de “transición pacífica” y de planes e ideas “para después que desaparezca Castro” y casi nadie dice ¡que los culpables deben ser castigados!
Ya eso parece fuera de moda.......
Es como si los 14 mil millones de “hijo de P....”, de crímenes, de años de prisión
(en conjunto) que han sufrido los cubanos no existieran y no existieron. Yo me he pasado toda una vida escuchando las historias de los ex-prisioneros políticos cubanos, de los bayonetazos, de las huelgas de hambre, de los abusos, de las torturas, he leído libros de Encinosa y Corso sobre el Escambray.
sin embargo ahora parece....
como que todos esos abusos, esos crímenes no serán castigados nunca .
Se insiste en hablar sobre eso pero casi nadie menciona la necesidad de que un día los criminales y abusadores
(aunque el día de la liberación tengan 90 años) sean ajusticiados.
Yo veo que los judíos...
muchísimos años después del holocausto siguen buscando, persiguiendo y ajusticiando a los nazis. Y a mí me parece que nosotros el día de mañana debemos hacer lo mismo. NO, debemos emular y superar a los judíos.
Estoy seguro que ustedes se acuerdan de los años 59, 60, 61, 62,
De todos los abusos que se cometieron (después yo salí de allí y los abusos siguieron hasta el día de hoy)
Como botaron a empujones y escupieron a los curas y a las monjas, como usurparon los templos, como les quitaron todas las propiedades a sus legítimos dueños, como enviaron a miles y miles de cubanos a sufrir largas condenas en las ergástulas castristas,.
Recuerdo como los Comités de Defensa abusaban, chivateaban y enviaban a los cubanos al el paredón de fusilamiento.
Hoy lo siguen haciendo.....
¿Es que Pedro Luis Boitel no existió?. ¿Es simplemente un nombre de un hombre que solo está en la imaginación de unos cuantos viejos locos pasados de moda? ¿Su muerte fue en vano y los que lo llevaron a prisión no deben pagar por ese crimen?
Y cuando alguien habla de estas cosas (por eso la gente tiene temor a expresar estas ideas. MENOS USTED Y YO ¿O.K.?) lo tildan de vengativo, y siempre salen quienes dicen: “Oh, ¿entonces vamos a hacer lo mismo que los castristas? Esto va a ser la de nunca acabar”.
Y es al revés, cuando va a ser “la de nunca acabar” es si los asesinos, los chivatos, las Fuerzas Especiales, los Guardias Fronteras que han ametrallado a cientos de indefensos cubanos tratando de abandonar la Isla en balsas, siguen vivitos y coleando.
O ¿alguien es tan iluso de pensar que si allí siguen vivos Colomé Ibarra, Ramiro Valdés, Julio Casas, los Miembros de Tropas Especiales, los esbirros, se van a mantener tranquilos y obedientes de las leyes? ¿O van a ser peores que los antiguos asesinos a las órdenes de Saddam en Irak que siguen allí luchando contra los libertadores?
¿Qué pasa aquí?
Quieren que nadie hable de combatir, quieren que nadie reclame justicia el día de mañana, todo el que planea una acción contra el castrismo es un criminal, los que fueron a Playa Girón son unos mercenarios. Es más, hasta se burlan cuando un ancianito cubano dice que “Él quisiera que en una Cuba libre le devuelvan las propiedades que el castrismo le arrebató” ...
Solo se habla de transición, de pacifismo, de paz, de llevarle música a los cubanos, y que los jerarcas del régimen sigan usufructuando todo lo que se han robado, que no sean tocados ni con un pétalo de una flor. Por lo tanto, yo espero que usted sea como yo que aspira a que el día de mañana haya guillotina y horca para los fidelistas.
Estoy seguro que hasta muchos de los que estuvieron en la Plaza aplaudiendo a Juanes EL PASADO 20 DE SEPTIEMBRE el día de la liberación serán de los primeros en la salir a la calle a ejecutar a los grandes culpables...
¿Estamos de acuerdo? Espero su opinión. Esteban

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Publicado el viernes 25 de septiembre del 2009
Informe de EEUU: legal la destitución de Zelaya
Un estudio elaborado por la Biblioteca del Congreso de Estados Unidos halló que la destitución de Manuel Zelaya de la presidencia de Honduras fue legal y apegada a la Constitución.
El informe, divulgado por el congresista republicano Aaron Schock, sin embargo también sostiene que la expulsión de Zelaya del país no fue constitucional.
"En resumen, uno de los fundamentos de la comunidad mundial es el respeto a las leyes internacionales", dijo Schock en un comunicado. "El Servicio de Investigaciones del Congreso, una agencia apolítica, concluyó que la destitución del ex presidente Zelaya fue constitucional y debemos respetar ese hallazgo. Es inaceptable que nuestro gobierno trate de obligar a Honduras a violar su propia constitución al cortarle la ayuda extranjera".
Schock recomendó reanudar la asistencia estadounidense e internacional a Honduras, reanudar las visas de funcionarios hondureños, cooperar con el gobierno hondureño al enviar observadores para las elecciones de noviembre, y reconocer la legitimidad de tales comicios si se celebran de manera justa e imparcial.
Debido a que el informe también sostiene que la expulsión de Zelaya del país no fue constitucional, Schock recomendó que el gobierno hondureño permita la salida de Zelaya de la embajada brasileña, reconozca que su derrocamiento fue castigo suficiente por las medidas que él tomó y que llevaron a los hechos actuales, abandone los planes de procesarlo y emita una amnistía general para todos los involucrados en su destitución.
Schock sostiene que como ciudadano privado, Zelaya tendría derecho a hacer campaña para el candidato de su preferencia en las venideras elecciones, pero si incita a la violencia debería ser arrestado y procesado.

Baserva Soler " Un Pianista en el Exilio "

Frank Sinatra
New York New York

"New York , fue mi ciudad, ella
me abrio sus brazos de par en par."..
Baserva Soler

Llegue al exilio el 1 de agosto de 1960,
en el vuelo 433 de Pan American Airways ,
que salio de La Habana a las 9:45 a.m.
Desde el avion , antes de dejar atras el
malecon , le dije adios a la capital cuba-
na que todavia lucia su señorio y esplen-
dor, con la certeza de que regresaria a
mi patria antes de los seis meses.
Han pasado cincuenta años ...

Pero aun perdura en mi memoria
el recuerdo de ciudad de La Habana.
Plena de enormes edificios, bellos pa-
Su vida nocturna .......sus artistas
Patrocinadores ellos de la gran ale
gria habanera.
Cuba ......,,,,, ho he regresado jamas
a Cuba , sin embargo....... conservo
en en mi memoria la nobleza del cubano
y la belleza que antaño lucia mi patria.

Miami en aquel tiempo , apenas llega-
ba a Le Jeune. Hialeah practicamente no
existia. El Downtown ( Centro ) era minus-
culo , contaba con pocos edificios , una
estacion de trenes. La Estacion de Trenes
moria al costado del Edificio de Las Cortes,
conocido este por " Cielito Lindo" . El am-
biente artistico era en extremo limitado ,
eso me hizo pensar que con mi juventud
mis ambiciones y una carrera por hacer
Florida no era para mi un lugar adecuado.
No obstante , permaneci en Miami , unos
meses hasta la llegada de mis hermanos.
Impulsado por mis presentimientos y si
pensarlo dos veces, tome un omnibus de
Greyhound cuyo destino era Nueva York.

New York New York.....

El unico contacto que tenia en la ciudad,
era el de Diego Gonzalez " Tenderera"
talentoso periodista de espectaculos del
antiguo periodico Avance ( La Habana)
Ambos habiamos coincidido mientras
caminabamos por la Calle Flagler (FL)
Mientras buscamos un lugar para tomar
cafe, le hablaba sobre mis futuros pro-
yectos. Gonzalez me animo, y me faci-
lito el telefono de un familiar , dado el
caso que deseara contactarlo al llegar
a la Babel de Hierro.

New York New York.....

Nueva York no me era extraña , la habia
visitado despues de graduarme del
Conservatorio Provincial de Musica de
Oriente , Santiago de Cuba, para recibir
clases de armonia y composicion bajo
la tutela del maestro Edward Stewerman

New York New York......

Nueva York fue mi ciudad, ella me abrio
sus brazos de par en par......y me convir-
tio en lo que soy.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

C.D.R. Dia del Chivato 28 de Septiembre

El Himno de los C.D.R.
o la Cancion del Chiva

" Grupo Los Ridiculos "

Comite de Defensa de la Robo - ilusion
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Comités de Defensa de la Revolución

Emblema de los CDR
Los Comités de Defensa de la Revolución (CDR) se fundaron el 28 de septiembre de 1960, en La Habana, con el papel de desempeñar tareas de vigilancia colectiva frente a la injerencia externa y los actos de desestabilización del sistema político cubano.
La inauguracion de los CDR tuvo lugar en un acto público frente al Palacio Presidencial (hoy Museo de la Revolución), presidido por Fidel Castro Ruz.
Es la más poderosa de las organizaciones cubanas no gubernamentales, que tiene la movilización de los partidarios de la Revolución como uno de sus objetivos principales. También participa en tareas de salud, higiene, de apoyo a la economía y de fomento de la participación ciudadana en distintos ámbitos, como en la participación en las elecciones o en las asambleas.
Antes de la fundación de los CDR, existían varias organizaciones con diferentes fines que quedaron unificadas con la creación de la nueva organización de masas.
Contenido [ocultar]
1 Estructura
2 Actividades
3 Críticas
4 Referencias
5 Enlaces externos
Estructura [editar]
Se atribuye la idea original de los CDR al general republicano español Enrique Líster, alternativamente exiliado de forma pública o clandestina en la URSS, Yugoslavia, Francia, México y Cuba. De afiliación fuertemente pro soviética y enfrentado al eurocomunismo promovido por Santiago Carrillo y Dolores Ubárruri en el Partido Comunista de España (PCE). Líster se había hecho cargo a finales de los 40 de la dirección de la guerrilla republicana comunista conocida como 'maquis' desmontando la dirección francesa anterior de Domingo Ungría.
Líster ordenó a 10.000 guerrilleros comunistas la invasión del valle de Arán con pésimos resultados políticos y un alto coste en vidas. Cuando el control del maquis pasó a Carrillo a mediados de la ´decada de 1950, éste ordenó el cese de las acciones armadas que se habían mostrado contraproducentes e impulsó la política comunista de reconciliación nacional.
Para el diseño del CDR, Líster se inspiró en su experiencia soviética adaptando los métodos de la KGB, NKVD y de las 'checas' pro soviéticas en el Madrid republicano. Las prácticas de los 'cederistas' o miembros de los CDR incluyen el espionaje vecinal, la delación, las palizas, detenciones arbitarias, y alternativamente la denuncia pública, aislamiento y ostracismo de quien no demuestra ser 'un buen revolucionario antiimperialista' lo que implica el veto de acceso a la cartilla de racionamiento, alimento, combustible, y otros servicios. La actuación de los cederistas recuerda las páginas de la novela "1984" de George Orwell, famosa denuncia del mundo estalinista.
Los cederistas no llevan uniforme ni, al parecer, disponen de armas de gran calibre que se les supone de fácil acceso pero se les cree en poseisón de armas cortas como pistolas. Su connivencia con la Policía y autoridad estatal es más que obvia. En fotografías y filmaciones se les ha visto patrullando con bastones y bates de béisbol por calles de La Habana vieja y El Morro. Por supuesto no hay cifras ni estudios independientes sobre corrupción, abusos, nepotismo ni favoritismo dentro del CDR, mas es obvio que todo ello existe: ser cederista es un privilegio ciudadano con acceso garantizado a lo poco disponible en el mercado cubano, educación, transporte, etc., y es el paso previo al ingreso en el Partido Comunista de Cuba.
Su estructura es centralizada; cada cuadra tiene su propio CDR, y los presidentes de los CDR de cada cuadra conforman el CDR del barrio, el de la provincia y el nacional. En la instancia nacional los órganos y organismos de dirección son: el Congreso, la Dirección y el Secretariado Ejecutivo. Cuenta con unos 7 600 000 miembros, ciudadanos mayores de 14 años de edad (requisito indispensable para ingresar en la organización). Los Comités de Defensa de la Revolución se han convertido, además de una fuerza organizada en favor de la defensa del socialismo en una fuente inagotable de tareas para el pueblo cubano.
Actividades [editar]
Entre sus actividades se cuentan el mantenimiento de edificios, la limpieza de calles, la separación de los residuos para su reciclaje, la activación de mecanismos para el ahorro energético, el patrullaje nocturno de vigilancia, etc. Otras tareas incluyen la entrega de sangre para los hospitales, la lucha y vigilancia contra posibles infiltraciones de paquetes de drogas por los mares que rodean la isla de Cuba, la incorporación de los jóvenes al estudio y el trabajo, y la atención a familias con desventajas sociales o ancianos desamparados. También tuvieron como objetivos, entre otros, la participación en la Campaña Nacional de Alfabetización y la realización de vacunaciones contra la poliomielitis y otras enfermedades.1
Críticas [editar]
Los críticos del sistema comunista opinan que la estructura de los CDR ha producido una estructura controlada por el estado que, además de su labor social, ejerce la principal misión de vigilar y controlar la vida tanto pública como privada de las personas y de todos los vecinos, desde un nivel muy cercano a estas.
Los CDRs también han sido criticados por algunos grupos de derechos humanos por involucrarse en los llamados "actos de repudio", los cuales incluyen abuso, intimidación y en ocasiones, de abuso físico en contra de aquellos que sean estimados de "contra-revolucionarios", o sea, enemigos de la Revolución.2

Mount Geumgang Family Show

Selected families separated during the 1950-53 Korean War will meet starting today at the Mount Geumgang resort just north of the border on the eastern coast.

Coming nearly two years after the last round of inter-Korean family reunions, the six-day event will allow 545 South Koreans to meet with 339 relatives from the North, the Unification Ministry said.

Ninety-six South Koreans - nine in their 90s, 52 in their 80s, 32 in their 70s and four aged below 70 - underwent an orientation and health checkups at Sokcho yesterday.

They will be accompanied by South Korean Red Cross president Yoo Chong-ha to Mount Geumgang to meet with 240 family members from the North over the weekend through Monday.

Yoo's North Korean counterpart Chang Jae-un will lead the North Korean group.

Another 99 North Koreans will meet with 449 family members from the South from Tuesday through Thursday, just before the Chuseok holidays.


By Kim So-hyun

Reunions of separated Korean families continue for 2nd day

Hundreds of separated South and North Korean families were given private sessions to share stories among themselves Sunday, the second day of the government-arranged reunions, which came after two years as one of the most visible reconciliatory steps between the neighboring nations, according to Yonhap News.
Ninety-seven South Koreans traveled across the Demilitarized Zone the previous day to meet relatives from whom they had been separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea's east coast, according to pool reports. More than three-quarters of the participants were 70 or older.

The families will separate again Monday after their brief three-day reunion. During the second segment of the event, which will begin Tuesday at the same venue, 99 North Koreans will reunite with 449 relatives living in the South.

About 600,000 people in the South are believed to have family in the North. The first round of cross-border reunions was held in 1985, and they had become a semi-regular event since 2000 after a historic inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang. They were halted in 2007 as inter-Korean ties began to fray.

The reunions this time came as a result of a dramatic agreement last month between North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group -- a major investor in the cash-strapped nation.

They are also a highlight of the North's recent good-will gestures, which included the easing of cross-border traffic to and from a South Korean-run industrial park in Kaesong, North Korea.

Koh Young Hee - Kim Jong - Chul

A Mystery about a Mistress in North Korea
By James Brooke
Staff Writer
Koh Young Hee, third wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. She is said to be Kim's favorite companion. She is the mother of two of Kim's three sons.
South Korean government officials are struggling to confirm persistent reports from North Korea of the recent death of its leader Kim Jong Il's favorite mistress, a former dancer who was elevated in the Communist state's pantheon to the status of "respected mother." The woman, Koh Young Hee, a Japanese-born Korean dancer, was treated in Paris last spring for advanced cancer.

Over the summer, Ms. Koh, the 51-year-old mother of two of Mr. Kim's sons, was flown back to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, where she fell into a coma. The Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun reported recently that North Korean diplomats in Paris bought an "extremely expensive" coffin and shipped it to Pyongyang by charter flight.

Emblematic of a people who revere the turtle as a national symbol, North Korea two weeks ago unexpectedly closed its northern border to foreign tourists, a major source of foreign exchange.

Then on Sunday, Mr. Kim's National Defense Commission severely restricted the number of Pyongyang telephones that could be used to call foreign residents and embassies. The Russian news agency Tass said these restrictions were intended to prevent "possible leaks of information."

These measures are part of a tightening of controls in North Korea, including the banning of cellphones in May, the construction this summer of a wooden wall in the most traveled sections of the China border to discourage unauthorized travel there, and the reopening of militia checkpoints on roads leading into Pyongyang.

The photo, taken in 1981, shows Kim Jong-Il with his oldest son Kim Jong-Nam (front row). Three others (second row) Kim's sister in law Sung Hye-Rang and her daughter Lee Nam-Ock and son Lee Han-Young. Sung and her children defected to South Korea later. Sun Hye-Lim, Kim's wife, was in Moscow for medical treatment when this photo was taken.

"The intelligence sectors on North Korea in South Korea, the United States and Japan have shared a common assessment that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il's wife has died of illness," Cho Gab Je, a South Korean journalist who specializes in the North, said on his Web site on Tuesday, referring to Mr. Kim's main partner of the last quarter-century. "Some say this death would have serious psychological effects on Kim. Kim, who has heart problems, had been refraining from drinking on Koh's advice."

Kim Duk Hong, a high-ranking North Korean defector who maintains a North Korean information network in China's border area, said in an interview on Thursday: "I am sure Koh Young Hee is now deceased. But since calls made and received by North Korea residents are cut off, I can only guess that North Korea is trying to block the news from spreading."

Mr. Kim speculated that the leadership of North Korea would close the country more than usual to announce the death in their own way and to maintain order during a time of uncertainty over which of the three sons of Kim Jong Il, 62, might be chosen as his successor.

Kim Jong-Nam, the oldest son of Kim Jong-Il

A delicate beauty, Ms. Koh caught the eye of Kim Jong Il when her dance troupe performed at one of his private parties. Enchanted, Mr. Kim, who already had a mistress and a wife at the time, installed her at one of his villas. "Koh Young Hee has his heart, he loves her very much," a Japanese sushi chef, who worked until 2001 for Kim Jong Il, said in an interview in Tokyo last month. "I don't think he has another woman."

"I once was walking on the beach and I saw him sitting on a chair, and Koh Young Hee was cutting his hair," said the chef, whose latest book, "Kim Jong Il's Private Life," was published last month in Japanese under a pseudonym, Kenji Fujimoto. "It was such a sweet scene that I asked my wife to cut my hair."

"She was the only one who could tell him 'no,' " continued the chef, who worked for 13 years for the North's ruling family. "I have never seen anyone say no to Kim Jong Il, not even high-ranking officials."

In addition to removing a brake on the mercurial leader's impulses, the death of North Korea's "great woman," as North Korean propaganda called her, complicates the succession issue in the Communist world's first dynasty.

Two years ago, North Korea's military propaganda machine started to promote Kim Jong Il's favorite mistress, prompting speculation that one of their two sons, Kim Jong Chul, 23, or Kim Jong Woon, 21, was being groomed as the North Korean leader's heir-apparent. In preparation for Mr. Kim's rise to power in 1994, he directed the state propaganda machine to publish articles praising his own mother, thus giving him legitimacy as his father's true political heir.

"If Koh Young Hee had not died at this moment, one of her two sons would be a high candidate for successor," said Kim Duk Hong, who defected in 1997. "But now that she is dead, all three sons are in the same position."

Sung Hye Lim

Kim Jong Il's other son is Kim Jong Nam, 34, who fell into disfavor in Pyongyang in 2001 when he was detained at Narita Airport trying to enter Japan on a fraudulent Dominican Republic passport. Accompanied by a 4-year-old boy and two women, he told the police he was planning to visit Disneyworld. A graduate of a Swiss boarding school, he is widely seen as too Westernized for the fiercely nationalistic North Korea.

Further eclipsing his chances in the succession race, his mother, Sung Hye Lim, never married Mr. Kim and fell out of favor two decades ago. She died two years ago in Moscow, where she had been living in self-imposed exile.

"Now Kim Jong Nam might be the best candidate," continued Mr. Kim, the defector, who once worked for the Central Committee of the Korean Worker's Party. "He was most loved by Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung" — Kim Jong Il's father and political predecessor — "and has the most international sense of the three."

But Korea has hundreds of years of history of brutal dynastic politics, in which male family members have frequently killed one another in fights over the throne.

"All during the Chosun dynasty, the succession struggles were very severe," Dae Sook Suh, a political science professor at the University of Hawaii, said of a five-century dynasty that ended in 1910. "There were uncles killing nephews, and brothers killing brothers, all to stay in the line of succession."
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Kim Jong-chul

Born September 25, 1981 (age 28)
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Birth name Kim Jong-chul
Nationality North Korean
Political party Workers' Party of Korea
Relations Kim Jong-il (father)
Ko Young-hee (mother)
Kim Il-sung (grandfather)
Residence Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Kim Jong-chul
Chosŏn'gŭl 김정철
Hancha 金正哲
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chŏngch'ŏl
Revised Romanization Gim Jeong-cheol
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Jong-chul (born September 25, 1981) is the middle son of Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea). His older half-brother is Kim Jong-nam. His younger brother is Kim Jong-un, supposed heir-apparent to North Korea's de facto leadership.
In 2007, Jong-chul was appointed deputy chief of a leadership division of the Workers' Party. However, on January 15, 2009 the South Korean News Agency, reported that Kim Jong-il appointed his youngest son Jong-un to be his successor, passing over Jong-nam and Jong-chul.
These reports were supported in April 2009 when Kim Jong-un assumed a low-level position within the ruling Workers' Party of Korea as Kim Jong-il was groomed by his own father, Kim Il-sung, in a similar way before becoming North Korean leader in 1994.[1]
Contents [hide]
1 DPRK leadership
2 Personal information
3 See also
4 References
5 Further reading
6 External links
[edit]DPRK leadership

Until 2001, it was assumed that Kim Jong-il's eventual heir would be his eldest son, Kim Jong-nam, whose mother was Song Hye-rim. But in May 2001 Kim Jong-nam was arrested at New Tokyo International Airport, Japan, travelling on a forged Dominican Republic passport. He was held and then deported to the People's Republic of China. The incident caused Kim Jong-il to cancel a planned visit to China because of the embarrassment to both countries. As a result of this incident, Kim Jong-nam has fallen from favour. He was later reported to be living in Macau, China.
In February 2003, moves began to raise the profile of Kim Jong-chul. The Korean People's Army began a propaganda campaign using the slogan "The Respected Mother is the Most Faithful and Loyal Subject to the Dear Leader Comrade Supreme Commander." Since the "Respected Mother" was described as "[devoting] herself to the personal safety of the comrade supreme commander," and "[assisting] the comrade supreme commander nearest to his body". Western analysts assume that the "Respected Mother" was Koh Young-hee, mother of Kim Jong-chul and Kim Jong-un.[2] A similar campaign was launched in praise of Kim Jong-il's mother during the later years of Kim Il-sung's life.[2] This suggested that Kim Jong-chul, despite his youth, had emerged with Army backing to be a serious contender to succeed his father.
However, Kenji Fujimoto, the personal sushi chef for Kim Jong-il's, wrote in his memoir, I Was Kim Jong Il's Cook, that Kim Jong Il thought Jong-chul was "no good because he is like a little girl". Fujimoto believed Kim Jong-il favored his youngest son, Kim Jong-un.
On June 1, 2009, it was reported that Kim Jong-chul had been passed over as his younger brother, Kim Jong-un, is to succeed his father as the head of the Korean Workers' Party and de-facto head of state of North Korea.[3]
[edit]Personal information

Kim Jong-chul was born in 1981. He is the first son of Kim Jong-il and companion Ko Young-hee, who died in 2004. Jong-chul was educated at the International School of Berne, Gümligen, Switzerland.[4]

Paralelo 38 Korea Introduccion

Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Defensa de Corea del Norte
Primer ministro
Presidente de la Suprema Asamblea del Pueblo

Kim Jong-il²

Kim Yong-il
Kim Yong-Nam³
• - reconocida
Día de la República del Imperio del Japón
15 de agosto de 1945
9 de septiembre
• Total
• % agua
Fronteras Puesto 99º
120.540 km²
0,1 %
1.673 km
Población total
• Total
• Densidad Puesto 47º
182 hab/km²
• Total (2006)
• PIB per cápita Puesto n/aº
25.6 mil millones
IDH 0,766
Moneda Wŏn norcoreano (KPW)
Gentilicio Coreano, -na o Norcoreano, -na (Para diferenciar de la República de Corea)
Huso horario
• en verano UTC + 9
no aplica
Dominio Internet .kp
Prefijo telefónico +850
Prefijo radiofónico P5A-P9Z / HMA-HMZ
Código ISO 408 / PRK / KP
Miembro de: ONU
¹Falleció en 1994
² Kim Jong-il es la autoridad administrativa más alta de Corea del Norte, como Presidente de la Comisión de Defensa. A pesar del parecido en los nombres, no debe ser confundido con el Primer Ministro Kim Yong-il
³ Kim Yong Nam es el jefe de estado de facto.
4 Algunas agencias de ayuda y desarrollo estiman la población entre 18 y 20 millones.
La República Popular Democrática de Corea (RPDC) (en coreano 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국, Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk), llamada informalmente Corea del Norte para distinguirla de Corea del Sur, es un país de Asia oriental. Ocupa la porción septentrional de la península de Corea, situada al este de la República Popular China, entre los mares del Japón y Amarillo.

Artículo principal: Historia de Corea del Norte
La ocupación militar japonesa de Corea terminó con el fin de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en 1945. Corea fue entonces dividida en dos partes por el paralelo 38: la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas (URSS) tomó el control de la parte Norte, y el ejército de los Estados Unidos el de la parte Sur. Esto condujo a que en 1948 se establecieran dos gobiernos independientes en el Norte y en el Sur, cada uno reclamando su soberanía sobre la totalidad de Corea.
Las crecientes tensiones entre los gobiernos del Norte y del Sur desembocaron en la Guerra de Corea cuando el 25 de junio de 1950 el ejército de Corea del Norte cruzó el paralelo 38 (que actuaba de frontera) y atacó. La guerra continuó hasta el 27 de julio de 1953, cuando el Comité de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), los voluntarios de la República Popular China y Corea del Norte firmaron el armisticio de la Guerra de Corea. Una zona desmilitarizada fue establecida para separar a los dos países.
Corea del Norte fue dirigida desde 1948 por Kim Il Sung hasta su muerte, el 8 de julio de 1994. Después, el 8 de octubre de 1997, su hijo Kim Jong-il fue nombrado Secretario General del Partido de los Trabajadores Coreanos. En 1998 fue nombrado Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Defensa y su posición fue declarada como "el cargo más alto del Estado". Generalmente, las relaciones internacionales mejoraron. Incluso hubo una cumbre Norte-Sur histórica en junio de 2000. Sin embargo, las tensiones han vuelto a hacerse visibles con la reanudación por parte de Corea del Norte de su programa de armas nucleares.
Durante el mandato de Kim Jong-il a finales de la década de los años 1990, la economía del país descendió considerablemente y la escasez de comida se hizo evidente en numerosas áreas. Según algunas organizaciones de ayuda, un desconocido pero gran número de personas (algunas cifran el número en torno a los tres millones; "The Economist" estima que entre 600.000 y 1.000.000) murieron como consecuencia de la hambruna norcoreana de 1995-98, intensificada por un colapso en el sistema de distribución de comida. Numerosos norcoreanos penetraron ilegalmente en China en busca de alimentos. Corea del Norte es uno de los sitios más aislados del mundo, con severas restricciones en la entrada o salida del país. La prensa es controlada por el Estado y organizaciones de masas, y la ideología Juche, que consiste en no depender de los demás, es la oficial del gobierno.
Gobierno y política [editar]

Corea El Alacran Cran Cran

El alacran cran cran
el alacran cran cran
!! hay!! .. me va picar
El alacran cran cran
el alacran cran cran
!! hay!... me va a picar.

Mata el alacran abuelita
matalo con una escopeta
mira que ese bicho es mas
feo , que la guerra que hubo
en Corea

Carmen Cervera Merecido Tributo en Gijon

Television Española
Carmen Cervera llego a Gijon para asistir
al tributo que el Club de Leones le rindio.
Agasajeada por representantes de la ciudad
y del Club de Leones Doña Carmen disfruto
un viaje marino por bello el litoral. Vestida
sobriamente luciendo en su cuello un bello
collar de rubies la baronesa recibio el pequeño
distintivo del Club de Leone. Carmen Cervera
llamo la atencion publica en el 1961 al ganar
el titulo de Miss España , en representacion
de Cataluña para el certamen internacional
de Miss Universo 1961 .

Programa de La Emisora CMZ 690 KLC Cuba Nov 1948


690 KLC.


7:00 A.M.
Apertura de la Estacion : Himno Nacional.
7:05 a.m.
Curso de Cultura Fisica; por el Profesor
Benny Wilrycx.
7:30 a.m.
Sonata No. 9 en al Mayor ; Beerhoven.
8:00 a.m.
Oberturas : " Martha "; Flotow.
8:15 a.m.
Valses de Johann Strauss.
8:45 a.m.
Informacion de las Naciones Unidas.
9:00 a.m.
Orquesta Sinfonica de Filadelfia.
9:30 a.m.
Concierto en Re Mayor; Chausson.
10:00 a.m.
Nocturno ; Debussy.
10:30 a.m.
Concierto en La Menor ; Paderewski
11.30 a.m.
Musica de Ballet.
12:00 m .
Al Goodman y su Orquesta.
12:30 p.m.
Boletin sobre el Estado del Tiempo ;
desde el Observatorio Nacional ,
12:35 p.m.
Musica de Camara: Cuarteto No.8 en
Si bemol Schubert.
1:15 p.m.
Georgina Oliva ; " Aloha " , Canciones.
1:30 p.m.
Poemas Sinfonicos.
1:45 p.m.
Danza Ritual del Fuego ; Falla.
2:00 p.m.
Beatriz Aguiar ; Soprano.
2:15 p.m.
Sinfonia No. 7 en La mayor: Beethoven.
3:00 p.m.
Selecciones Orquestales.
3:30 p.m.
Solos de Violin.
3:45 p.m.
Escenas de Ballet ; Strawinsky.
4:00 p.m.
Musica para Piano : 24 Preludios ;
4:30 p.m.
Sinfonia No.4 en Re Menor; Schumann
5:00 p.m.
Grandes Interpretes Jascha Heifetz.
5:45 p.m.
Canciones Selectas.
6:15 p.m.
El Salon Mexico ; Copland.
6:30 p.m.
Tomasita Muñez ; Mezzo - Soprano.
6:45 p.m.
Las Ruinas de Atenas ; Beetoven .
7:00 p.m.
Las Ruinas de Atenas; Beethoven .
7:00 p.m.
Andre Kostelanetz y su Orquesta
7:30 p.m.
Instrumentistas; Arturo Rubinstein.
8:00 p.m.
Canciones Selectas ; interpretadas
por Lily Pons.
8:30 p.m.
Marek Weber y su Orquesta
9:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Concierto en Fa ; Gershwin.
10:00 p.m.
Noticias del Departamento de Estado
de los Estados Unidos.
10:15 p.m.
Melodias Internacionales.
10:30 p.m.
Canciones Operaticas.
11:00 p.m.
Grandes Obras Musicales : Sinfonia
No. 5 ; D`Vorak
12:00 p.m.
Himno Nacional
Cierre de la Estacion.

Programas Educacionales y Culturales

Director General : Ingeniero Rolando Parajon

Radio Noticiero by M. Viada Cuba

" El Derecho de Nacer"
Felix B. Caignet
escritor cubano
Lupe Suarez
Gloria Marin

Francisco Forcade
Esta Actuando en
El " Circuito CMQ

El Circuito CMQ' se ha anotado
un nuevo exito sumando a sus
valores tecnicos al magnifico
locutor Francisco Forcade , un
cubano que se destaco notable-
mente como exclusivo de la Na-
tional Broadcasting , la formida-
ble emisora norteamericana
Paquito Forcade esta actuando
desde Radio Centro en la mas
importantes trasmisiones de es-
ta poderosa red de emisoras cu-
banas , para beneplacito de los

Despierta interes
" Carne de su Carne "
por la CMQ a la 1:10

La original novela de Reinaldo Lo-
pez del Rincon, " Carne de su Car-
ne " , que esta presentando Cruse-
llas en el espacio de la " Novela
Radial " , a la una y diez minutos
de la tarde , esta despertando gran
interes en el publico. Es la historia
de una madre que abandona lo que
ella mas quiere en el mundo , aun -
que su alma se desgarra de dolor,
una mujer arrepentida que lo sacri-
fica todo por su hogar y por sus
hijos. Prooganizan la aplaudida ac-
triz Minin Bujones y el destacado ac-
tor Armando Osorio.

" Pepe" Reyes y Sus Canciones

Un novel cincionero ha surgido por
las ondas del gran Circuito CMQ.
Se trata del modesto artista " Pepe "
Reyes , quien posse bien timbrada
voz y gusto para cantar. A " Pepe"
Reyes puede escucharsele a las once
y treinta minutos de la noche , desde
Radio Centro.

" Marcela " a las 5 de la tarde

Patrocinado por la crema dental
" Colgate " surge en el aire todos los
dias , a las cinco en punto de la tarde,
la apasionane novela " Marcela " , en la
serie "Mujeres que trabajan " .
Presenta el Circuito CMQ y escribe Diaz
de la Nuez . Los interpretes : Maria Jimenez
Oropesa, y Enrique Santiesteban; narrador,
Carlos Paulin.

" Asi es Nuestra Vida" de I. Davila

Otro de los programas escuchados con
mayor gusto por los oyentes es tl titulado
" Asi es nuestra vida ",que escrbe Iris Davila.
Es ofrecido por el Circuito CMQ desde Radio
Centro , a las cinco menos cuarto de la tarde.

El Trovador Berto Gonzalez a las 5 y media
de la Tarde
El cancionero de estilo original Berto Gonza-
lez , viene actuando con gran exito por los
microgonos del Circuito de CMQ a las 5:30
de la tarde acompañandose a la guitarra.
Berto Gonzalez tiene un magnifico repertorio
de canciones nacionales e internacionales.

Felix B. Caignet

El destacado autor y actor radial , que suscribe
en la actualidad los libretos de tres formidables
espectaculos radiales para la " CMQ" titulados
estos " El Derecho de Nacer " " Angeles de la
Calle " y " Cha-Li-Po " . Tres programas estela-
res que brinda " Radiocentro "

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Childhood of William Blake by Heberto Padilla

The Childhood of William Blake
Heberto Padilla
transladed by J.M. Cohen


Woman , put down your lighted lamp,
open the door and cover him.
The visitors interrupted his sleep,
ther are breaking up at the usual hour.
" Goodnight , Mrs. Blake......Oh, just look
what a frost : the first of the year...."
Show cover the roof , piles up to the height
of the porch ( it is like this in Lambeth )
And in the far - away house
neither the familiar magic nor the beating of the rain,
nor your steps as they come near.
driving away the sharp terror
of the dusk , could comfort those eyes,
only the Woodland dog
raising his grey head among the wild

The thing that is falling an creaking
( among the damp leaves it makes a loud
and lonely sound ) points at you
from the farthest place in the world.
Frightened you pause, woman, in the remotest
and doorways.
Not a doubt that the flames alarm you,
All that you can remember is difficult speech.


They said to you :
Children like you, William,
will be refused by the angel;
you have a dirty face;
you blaspheme, you rob the larder;
you are always carrying ciphers
and prints
and plates......

You bent you body and smiled.
Oh , Blake, the twentieth century
isn`t a simple engraving
of a battle between the archangel and the devil.
It is this snare
in which we struggle , it is this rain
that blinds us. They have pulled down the larders,
and there are no signs
or ciphers
that are not understood by
the War Ministry.

Come in. we are still awake.
One day or another
they call to me from the door:
' A man with an umbrella , if you please, sir'
You cannot know this . It is of our time.
One day or another
they walk into my room,
' He showed his badges, sir,
One day or another
they compel me to come out into the street,
they beat me, they throw me like a rat
somewhere or other.
( You cannot know this. It is of this epoch )
An inspector of heresies testifies against me.

1967 Writers in the New Cuba
an anthology edited by J.M. Cohen
Stories, poems and a play

Lezama Lima " Invisible Rumor "

Abel Prieto trabaja para la Junta
Militar Cubana. La unica persona
en Cuba que rescato a Lezama
fue Ciro Bianchi y Rogelio Favio



Cuando en el cielo despojado asoma,
danzando en el abismo de la altura
que borran en el fruto la figura
que forman los sentidos de su aroma.

Ola deshecha y breve en la redoma,
iluso imperio de su mano impura,
despego , fuego domado, blancura
de un mar finito sus cenizas doma.

Por el olor del fruto detenido
las manos eleboran un sentido
que reconstruye la sonrisa inerte.

Asi la flecha sus silencios mueve,
ciega buscando en la extension de nieve
su propia estela como fruto y muerte.


Flecha y distancia sueñan su rumor

Blanco rocio cayendo hasta la seda,
luz medialuna de un nuvo dolor
que su silencio magistra nos veda.

En su articulacion tan blanda queda
lenta la sombra del rio burlador
del cielo que en propia muerte nieva,
embriaguez del propio escanciador.

No es lo que pasa y que sin voz resuena.
No es lo que cae sin trampa y sin figura,
sino lo que cae atras, a propia sombra.

El pecado sin culpa, eterna pena
que acompaña y desluce la amargura
de lo que cae, pero que nadie nombra.


Como el amor si el tiempo lo detiene
apresura su sueño en dulce espera,
o cumpliendo su fruto solo viene
a su forma, y de nuevo desespera.

Indiferente al signo adviene
aunque incesante sus deseos ardiera
pues cuando ya el fuego le enajene,
danza en la sombra, desapareciera.

Oh tu empedido , sombra sobre el muro,
solo contemplas roto mi silencio
y la confusa flora de mi desarmonia

Yerto rumor sin la unidad maduro,
nuevo rumor sin fin solo presencio
lo que oscuros girones desafia.


Disdicha de la luz la voz se alzaba
embistiendo mi escasa negativa,
que cuando mas el ceño se negaba,
mas huellas de la oscura fugitiva.

Como la pluma en su don furtiva
caia en el plomo que quemaba,
y asi la voz, potencia muy unitiva,
en el fuego tambien esta sumada.

Curvas voces y sumadas, vocerio
abejas de apariencia y desvario;
un extranno silbo se detiene

Que cuando mas las voces se destruyen,
ondas de vihuelas restituyen
y el extraño silbo se mantiene.


Si con tus cautelas solo muerte
logras ver la confusion de tu ser,
ya que perdida forma , queda inerte
la nada : medusa, cero poder.

Si nube de un bostezo comprenderte,
o como reino de nube solo arder
donde extendido hastio solo advierte
la confusion vacia del acaecer.

Ilusa cisterna del entendimiento:
linfa es la forma que no fluye
discurso que misterioso restituye.

Otoño en dulces pasos prevalece
en ese mundo que no suma ni decrece
la embriaguez viciosa del conocimiento.


La selva hizo navegar , y el viento al
cañamo de sus velas respetaba .

Cubre la nieve solicita figura
que alada medianoche esplende

Negro feston, granada que se tiende
como un astro en su fria luz impura.

Cansado el aire su esbeltez procura
que el cobre del halo que desprende,
pues si cañamo del cobre es atadura,
la cabellera como cordel extiende.

Calza la sombra en la figura , dormia
mas alla de los brazos , atanor
el aliento , las nubes, las pisadas,

ya que con luz violada desafia
y el sonido minuado en las nevadas
y el rostro huido en frio rumor

Nueve Años sin Heberto Padilla By Belkis Cuza Male


El otro Heberto: desde el fin del mundo

María Padilla y su padre, Heberto Padilla, en La Habana, a mediados de los setenta.

Belkis Cuza Malé

Los poetas son profetas, aunque casi nunca en su tierra. En el caso de Heberto Padilla no cabe dudas de que vaticinó en Fuera del juego mucho de lo que hoy vemos en la Cuba castrista. Por eso, aquéllo de que *no fue un poeta del porvenir*, como afirmó en uno de sus versos, no me parece justo, ni acertado. Sin jactarse de predecir el futuro, lo encontramos siempre *leyendo* el porvenir. *Pablo, cuando yo muera*, dice en verso temprano, adelantandose a los años, aunque puede afirmarse que nunca buscó claridad en torno al tema espiritual. Lo suyo no era la metáfisica, sino la filosofía, la búsqueda de una verdad que encajara en sus propias angustias existenciales.
Su única referencia religiosa se remonta a aquella escuela de monjas en Pinar del Río, donde estudió hasta el tercer grado. Le conmovía recordar el ambiente del convento al que estaba adscrita aquella escuela de su infancia. Ya de mayor, no buscará a Dios del modo tradicional, a pesar de que parecía atormentarlo un dolor ontológico muy profundo, que no sabía expresar más que a través de la depresión. A veces repetía los versos del Eclesiastés, como para apoyarse en su propia duda.
Luego, en aquella revista de la iglesia episcopal, que dirigía por entonces Vicente Echerri, escribíó el único texto donde intentaría poner en claro su a ratos agnosticismo. *Alguien paso* fue el título escogido para nombrar su asombro ante lo innombrable.
No sé si aquello del cielo y el infierno le ofrecía techo moral, porque como digo se
alejó del tema para adentrarse en aquel otro que a mí me inquietaba, el de la Historia. Sí, yo, que no entendía nada de esa conjura extraña que significaba la razón social, me quedaba siempre a ciegas, mientras Heberto buscaba en la realidad inmediata una excusa para no creer.
*Callate, bruja*. Le oí decir a ratos, casi riendo, atemorizado porque yo abriera la boca y empezara a leer destinos y accidentes en alguna fiesta a los que alguna que otra vez solían invitarnos, antes de que se produjese el Caso Padilla. Supongo que se avergonzaba de estar casado con una *pitonisa*. Pero yo disfrutaba llevándole la contraria.
Hubiera preferido, decía muy en serio, una doctora en farmacia, o una científica, alguien alejado de su propio mundo intelectual. Le cansaba estar el santo día hablando con una mujer que repetía todo el tiempo lo mismo que él, y que de contra le leía el porvenir.
Pero el 24 de septiembre de 2000 se hizo el silencio. Su voz calló, y tras su partida apenas si recuerdo haber soñado una o dos veces con él. Lo mismo me ha sucedido con familiares y amigos muertos, como si se alejaran hacia un espacio infinito e inaccesible.
En octubre del año pasado, mientras seleccionaba los libros que traería conmigo a la Florida, descubrí la presencia de Heberto muy cerca de mí. Sacar el polvo a esos libros me hizo abrirlos y encontrar números en la primera página indicando fragmentos del libro que habían llamado su atención, al igual que pequeñas notas sobre los más variados temas, sin relación alguna con el libro, en la última página. Allí estaba él, con su inolvidable caligrafía, escribiendo mensajes que a primera vista parecían códigos indescifrables. !Rescua de números, teléfonos, nombres, títulos de algo, pensamientos al vuelo, qué sé yo! Mensajes a mi persona, nunca antes leidos. ¿Cuándo los escribió? ¿Cómo no los había visto antes? Mensajes respuestas, quizás advirtiéndome, protegiéndome de extraños peligros. O porque, como dice en uno de sus poemas, *está obligado el ojo a ver, a ver*.
El, que parecía despreciar el oficio de lector espiritual, se comporta ahora como uno más: abro un libro y allí está su mensaje. Y sé que es un mensaje actualizado, con vida, una referencia inmediata a algo que debo conocer, o que me inquieta.
Una tarde de este agosto, mirando el azul descendiendo sobre el mar, abrí un libro al azar y descubrí mi nombre; a solas allí, tanto como lo estoy yo, escrito con su hermosa letra de calígrafo japonés: Belkis. Eso era todo. Acompañado del silencio atronador del más allá.

*Hoy se cumplen nueve años de su partida.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ennio Morricone Los Angeles Octubre 25 2009

Nostalgicos recuerdos

"ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD" Academy Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone to make Los Angeles debut at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, October 25, 2009.
Legendary Italian maestro Ennio Morricone will conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in an evening of music drawn from his most famous film scores -- including The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; The Untouchables; Cinema Paradiso; Once upon a Time in America; The Mission; Once upon a Time in the West; A Fistful of Dollars; Sacco and Vanzetti; The Battle of Algiers; A Fistful of Dynamite; and U Turn -- at Hollywood Bowl on October 25. The evening, which also includes participation by the Angeles Chorale, is billed as "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and will be Morricone's only U.S. concert appearance of the year.
Ennio Morricone
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone at the 66th Venice Film Festival, September 2009
Background information
Also known as Dan Savio, Leo Nicols, Maestro
Born November 10, 1928 (age 80)
Origin Rome, Italy
Genres Film music, Classical music, Pop music, Jazz, Lounge music, Easy Listening
Occupations Composer, orchestrator, music director, conductor, trumpeter
Years active 1946 – present
Associated acts Bruno Nicolai, Alessandro Alessandroni, Mina, Yo-Yo Ma, Mireille Mathieu, Joan Baez, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Amii Stewart, Paul Anka, Milva, Gianni Morandi, Dalida, Catherine Spaak, The Pet Shop Boys and others
Ennio Morricone, OMRI[1] (born November 10, 1928), is an Italian award winning composer and conductor. He has composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and television productions.[2] Morricone is considered as one of the most influential film composers since the late 1950s.[3] Morricone is well-known for his long-term collaborations with international acclaimed directors such as Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson and Giuseppe Tornatore.
He wrote the characteristic film scores of Leone's Spaghetti Westerns A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), The Great Silence (1968), and My Name Is Nobody (1973). In the 80s, Morricone composed the scores for John Carpenter's horror movie The Thing (1982), Leone's Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Roland Joffé's The Mission (1986), Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987) and Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso (1988).
His more recent compositions include the scores for Oliver Stone's U Turn (1997), Tornatore's The Legend of 1900 (1998) and Malèna (2000), Mission to Mars (2000) by Brian De Palma, Fateless (2005), and Baaria - La porta del vento (2009). Ennio Morricone has won two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and five Anthony Asquith Awards for Film Music by BAFTA in 1979–1992. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score in 1979–2001. Morricone received the Honorary Academy Award in 2007 "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music".[4] He was the second composer to receive this award after its introduction in 1928.