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Eternal Cuba With Enrique Chia

Airs Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Cuban dancers performing. Cuban sounds and rhythms, provide the backdrop for an exploration of Cuban music, dance, art, poetry and architecture in the public television special, "Eternal Cuba With Enrique Chia."

"Eternal Cuba With Enrique Chia" celebrates the beauty and the character of a captivating country. Constructed as a series of postcards from a bygone era, the program is a personal memoir, musical journey and paean to the rich cultural heritage of the island.

Renowned pianist Enrique Chia
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Above: Renowned pianist Enrique Chia

Cuban sounds and rhythms, performed by renowned pianist Enrique Chia, provide the backdrop for an exploration of Cuban music, dance, art, poetry and architecture.

Initially performing only benefit concerts, Maestro Chia now regularly performs throughout the United States and Latin America. He has performed internationally, in countries including Mexico, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Peru.

Enrique Chia has received numerous commendations and accolades. Most recently he received the prestigious Casandra International Award in the Dominican Republic and a nomination for a Grammy Award for his recording “The Music of Ernesto Lecuona.” His masterful interpretations continue to move audiences around the world with feeling and emotion.

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Eternal Cuba With Enrique Chia (English Subtitles)

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Above: Pianist Enrique Chia and his orchestra perform "El Choclo."