14.02.20 : Armando Quintana y la Expresividad – Si Tu No Sabes No Te Metas

Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

Today we shall be enjoying a composition authored by Jose Luis Cortes and originally performed by NG La Banda during some of their concerts, but never making it into an official publication.

Considering this, the track was quite successfully covered by Cuban-Colombian group called Armando Quintana y la Expresividad (do you recognize the origins of that name? )) ), led by Cuban trombonist Armando Quintana, performing since 1998.

The group did a great job both conserving the original Timba style on NG, and adding their own spark into the mix…

So, here it is!

And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

07.02.20 : Havana De Primera – Que buscas live!

Good day to all blog followers, readers listeners, ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

Today we shall be enjoying one of my favorite songs, the wonderful “Que Buscas” by Habana de Primera.

I have already presented this song some years ago, in my “educational break” post, regarding the structure of popular Cuban music.

So, let us relax, get a drink and have fun with the wonderful Alexander 🙂

And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

31.01.20 : Sur Caribe – De Tatos y Gatos

Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

Cats? love? love of cats? feline love?
All of those and any single one can be found in this fine new composition released by Sur Caribe not long ago, with hard hitting rhythms and groove directamente del oriente!

So, let us enjoy and always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

24.01.20 : Los Van Van – La Habana Si… Homage to the capital !

Good day to all blog followers, readers listeners, ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

If one visited Cuba a short while ago, they would definitely notice celebrations of 500 year since the founding of La Habana at every corner…
Many of Cuba’s finest artists have been releasing homage composition dedicated to the event, and Los Van Van is no exception.

The wonderful album “La Habana Si” was released in 1985, containing many great songs, including the title track…

Now, to demonstrate their love and respect for both the city, and the band’s legendary founder, Juan Formell, Los Van Van released a new version of this masterpiece, together with a beautiful video clip.

So, let us watch, listen and congratulate the eternal capital on its 500th birthday 🙂

And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

17.01.20 : Manolito y Su Trabuco – Y Todavia No (Clasicos del Trabuco vesrion)

Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

Did you know that Manolito Simonet has a new album called Clasicos del Trabuco?
The album contains some of the band’s greatest hits from almost 25 years of music career, performed by today’s musicians, including such classics as “Marcando la Distancia”, “El Aguila” and the song presented today, “Y todavia No”.

The song features Trabuco’s young, new and trendy vocalist Ruben Gonzales as well as all of the present musicians and the never changing band leader himself…

Here is the new version

Here is the original

And here is a live performance from 2010

Which one did you like best?

Regardless of the one you choose, always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

10.01.20 : Bareo Orquesta – Razon Corazon

Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

Today we shall enjoy a romantic composition from the Timba band named Bareo Orquesta, a young group of talented musicians from Cali, Colombia, formed in late 2015.

With a vicious sound and spiritual lyrics and thematics, the Razon of their music will definitely penetrate your Corazon 😉

So without further ado, here is our composition for today…
And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

03.01.20 : Calle Vapor – Viaje

Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

Today we shall enjoy a fine Son Montuno composition by the quartet Calle Vapor from Cordoba, Spain.
The group has been interpreting traditional Cuban and other Afrolatin music since 2006, and has 6 CDs to date (early 2020).

So, here is today’s composition!

And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

27.12.19 : Happy Año que viene and holidays from Che’s music blog !

Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

The year of 2019 is coming to an end in less than a week, and for this occasion, I wish all those who love Cuba, its people, culture and especially music & social dances, a happy new 2020 and all holidays taking place these days!!!

Keep having a great time with the wonderful gifts that “La isla de la libertad” has been giving us for decades, and may it continue being as much of a source of joy in your lives as it is in mine…

For today’s song, we have a special “new year’s Timba” by non other than the amazingly talented Isaac Delgado, who’s voice and skill of improvisation have been captivating crowds for over 30 years, and counting.

And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

20.12.19 : Manolito y Su Trabuco – Si Te Menti live!

Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!

It has been a little over five year since the song we are going to enjoy today came out… another masterpiece by the great Manolito Simonet and his Timba band

The composition for today is a live recording of the wonderful “Si Te Menti”, from the 25 years celebration of the group in La Habana.

So without further ado, let us dive head on 🙂
And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!