HBO LATINO to air music film  “The Poet of Havana”  based on Cuban singer-songwriter Carlos Varela 

The Poet of Havana pulls back the curtain on internationally renowned Cuban singer, songwriter, and lyricist Carlos Varela as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as an artist. Filmed in Havana, this moving documentary reveals how Varela was influenced by his country, politics and people, and how he has influenced them in return through his music.

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Directed and produced by Ron Chapman

The concert special is directed and produced by Ron Chapman. Producer, director and entrepreneur, Ron Chapman began his career as a musician, and went on

to manage musical artists and produce albums. His legendary Toronto music club “The Edge” provided a scene for some of the most exciting international artists of the day, and he promoted concerts in the city’s premier venues. He established a film production company, produced and directed rock videos, and for decades has produced and directed television commercials for some of the world’s leading brands. Chapman founded the successful Canadian advertising agency Brandworks International.