Talented Venezuelan musician Alfredo Naranjo joins IICA’s tribute to food chain workers
San Jose, 3 July 2020 (IICA) – Venezuelan musician Alfredo Naranjo has joined IICA’s campaign to pay tribute to farmers and food chain workers, whose daily efforts are ensuring that there is food on our tables during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A native of Caracas, Naranjo is a percussionist, vibraphonist, composer, music arranger and professor, with a prolific career in both his country and New York. He has worked with renowned international artists like Luisito Quintero, Cheo Feliciano and Oscar de León, among others.
IICA’s campaign has brought together renowned artists from different countries in the Americas, who are selflessly participating in the POPULAR MUSIC TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO WORK DAY TO DAY TO PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES.
Gustavo Santaolalla, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, León Gieco, Carlinhos Brown, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Mart'nália, Maria Luiza Jobim, Teresa Parodi, Soledad Villamil, Víctor Heredia, Hilda Lizarazu, Paulo Miklos, Lidia Borda, La Charo (Tonolec), Willy Piancioli (Los Tipitos), Agustín Ronconi (Arbolito), Alejandro Davio (Mundo Alas), Anabella Zoch, Peteco Carabajal, Dolores Solá, Acho Estol (La Chicana), Guadalupe Urbina, Lila Downs, Los Folkloristas, Nano Stern, Ana Prada & Pata Kramer, Adrián Goizueta, Larbanois & Carrero and Kiko Veneno are just some of the performers who have selflessly and generously contributed to the campaign launched by IICA.
Enjoy the performance by Alfredo Naranjo and musician Gerardo Lugo here:
Several organizations in different countries have taken part in the tribute organized by IICA. In Argentina, the tribute has received the backing of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; the Ministry of Culture of the Nation; the Ministry of Social Development; the anti-hunger program – Plan Argentina contra el Hambre; the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication; the public broadcast entity, Contenidos Públicos Sociedad del Estado and the arts foundation, Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, UNESCO Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) have both endorsed and become a part of this campaign.
Access the concert by the Argentinian performers who have joined this campaign by clicking on the following link: . Contributions from the other artists can also be found on the IICA channel.
IICA will continue to publish the contributions of the artists participating in the campaign on all its digital platforms and on those of its partners in this initiative, using the following hashtags on social media:
Institutional Communication Division