THE MOST MUSICAL “BROTHERHOOD” OF TRINIDAD
Liamer Lía Llorente Góngora and Eusebio Pachi Ruiz Silvén are the founders of the most musical “brotherhood” the third village of Cuba has ever had, still has and…will ever have?, beyond the name they have borne since 1994, after having participated in several contests and achieved prestige in the troubadour guild of the country.
And by having friends and sharing illusions they mean “to open the doors of their homes” - also named after the group located on the downtown Real street, in the heart of the historic center of Trinidad, to welcome those who rave with good music, children with artistic gifts and interests, and foreign visitors who come from other parts of the world looking for these beings.
Lía and Pachi´s passion goes beyond the guitar and singing. Both succumb to children. For them, they founded the Musicarte project, sponsored by the City of Trinidad and the Valle de los Ingenios Curator Office.
In 2008, journalist José Luis Estrada Betancourt described them as one of the most impressive vocal duets of recent times in Cuba.
Perhaps because of the eagerness to vindicate song in these difficult times, for the love that they profess for the land of Trinidad that fostered them, the socalled City Museum cannot live without listening to them.
Lia and Pachi are tireless. In the last few years, they have added the + Nuevo group to their work, with the prodigious voice of Lucimila Rodríguez del Rey, a former member of the disbanded duo from Sancti Spiritus Aire y Madera.
Twenty years from that day on which they dreamed together while watching the sea from the piers, everything remains the same but multiplied. They continue to search higher, as they wrote in the song that has turned out to be one of their most acclaimed ones: “to go higher,” regardless of the risks, to search insatiably for the meaning that unites them to break down the walls of the forbidden. The girl from Moa, Holguín and the young man from Florida, Camagüey, who one day longed to create a brotherhood of two, today have Trinidad trapped in the strings of their guitar and their voices.