Nicaraguan singer, Ceshia Ubau, joins IICA in its tribute to food chain workers
San José, 18 June 2020 (IICA). Ceshia Ubau, a Nicaraguan singer-songwriter and composer has joined the IICA campaign to recognize farmers and food chain workers, whose daily efforts are ensuring our food supply amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Her music has influences of bossa nova, Latin jazz, and the socially conscious genre – nueva canción. She released her first album in 2017 and has had artistic collaborations with musicians such as Katia Cardenal, Luis Enrique and Carlos Mejía Godoy, and with recognized international producers KC Porter, Iker Gastaminza and Rodolfo Castillo.
IICA’s campaign has brought together renowned artists from different countries in the hemisphere, 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 joined the IICA campaign.
Enjoy Ceshia Ubau’s performance here:
Several organizations in different countries have taken part in the IICA tribute. In Argentina, it 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.
The concert by the Argentinian performers in this campaign can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT1CxNALDus. The songs contributed by the rest of the artists are also available on IICA’s Youtube channel.
IICA will continue to publish the contributions of the artists 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, IICA.