Chiorboli is the creator of the so-called Liberation Project, which intends to honor the countries that maintained their support for South Africa during its struggle against apartheid.
The South African musician of Italian origin, who has performed all over the world and worked on the production of more than 200 albums, told Prensa Latina in this capital that he knew through his mother and grandmother from an early age the sonorities of the island. .
When offering his considerations on the new measures of the United States against Cuba, he described them as shameful and reflected ‘on the contrary to what we want in the current world’.
‘We are not politicians, but from the artistic point of view we need to project and support Cuba,’ he said after recalling the important role of artists worldwide against apartheid in South Africa and his assurance that the time has come to repeat those actions in support of Cuba.
It is very important to help Cuba as musical activists, in addition to making young people understand what is happening, what is the culture of the United States blockade against that nation and what we must do to achieve its elimination, he added.
Meanwhile, Chiorboli pointed out that his connection with Cuban music is maintained through two of his main friends; the British producer and guitarist Phil Manzanera and the Cuban Juan Marco González, of the Buenavista Social.
In his statements he recalled that he returned to South Africa with the aim of producing a CD with 12 or 14 songs linked to the liberation struggles and finished with 57 songs and the participation of 142 musicians from 18 countries, among them the young Cuban jazz musician Michel Herrera, who last March recorded in Johannesburg a title dedicated to the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale.