Andy Montañez Receives Miguel Matamoros Intl. Prize

Puerto Rican singer Andy Montañez received today in this capital the Miguel Matamoros International Award, one of the highest honors given by the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC).

In the presence of Abel Prieto, advisor to the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, and handed over by Miguel Barnet, president of UNEAC, the Puerto Rican son rhythm performer deserved the condition that includes him in the select list of personalities who have previously received the prize.

Barnet, in a ceremony held at the Villena Hall of the institution, highlighted the special bond that Montañez has with the Cuban people, and recalled his unconditional support after the passage of the hurricanes that hit the island in 2008.

The Miguel Matamoros International Prize is awarded exceptionally to outstanding foreign personalities who have left an imprint on Cuban culture and traditions.

Puerto Rican Danny Rivera and Dominican Johnny Ventura have previously received the award.

(Cuban News Agency)

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