Paul Robeson, Fidel Castro and a concert tour to Cuba, 1961

“The Red Army Choir #1 – Paul Robeson, Fidel Castro and a concert tour to Cuba, 1961” – is the next episode from the “Talking with my father” series (with English Subtitles). A Russian famous singer Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov will talk about the times when he used to work in the Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) in early 60-s. He will tell about the historic Ensemble’s octet performance together with Paul Robeson and Arthur Eizen for the leader of the Soviet Union (USSR) Nikita Khruschev. They performed “The Song About Motherland” then.

In the second part Leonid Mikhailovich will tell about the Alexandrov Ensemble’s historic concert tour to Cuba in 1961. The Red Army Choir and Boris Alexandrov were invited there personally by Fidel Castro. The Alexandrov Ensemble was in Cuba in Havana and they gave several concerts for Fidel and his comrade Che Guevara.

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