29.11.19 : Orquesta Reve then and now, 30 years later…

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

A few days ago “Uea!”, the latest album of Orquesta Reve (or to be more precise of Elito Reve y su Charangon), came out, and can be listened to on services such as “spotify” and others.

The album has some nice compositions included, but it made me think… such bands have certain styles during different periods of their existence, which can differ a lot from one another, so much that the casual listener might not even recognize that it is the same band playing…

Orquesta Reve offers us exactly such a case study, having over 60 years of producing some of Cuba’s best and most iconic hits.

So, folks, which do you prefer, the hard hitting style Timba of Elio jr., or the Suave Son con Changui, Rumba y Afro of Elio sr. ?

Today we can make an enjoyable comparison, or at least recall some wonderful compositions from 30 years ago 🙂
“Suave Suave” came out in 1990 as an LP, and contains such memorable compositions as the title track, “Anda y Recojela”, “Aqui Todo Se Resuelve” and “Gente Chevere”…

So, let us recall the wonderful album of Elio Reve Matos, and keep a keen ear for a comparison of sorts with the new release by Elito Reve…
And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

22.11.19 : Manolito y Su Trabuco – Mente Positiva

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

Today we shall be enjoying a relatively new composition (released 2018) by Manolito y su Trabuco.
I first heard it during FIC 2018 at Orange, France, and liked it quite a lot since then.

The composition has a simple yet powerful message – you decide your of fate, and much more than what one thinks is in their head… think positive, and life will smile at you in return 🙂

Today’s clip is from the lovely “congahead” studios.

So without further ado, let us relax our mentes positivas and have fun with this great composition!
And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

15.11.19 : El Nino y la Verdad live at the 15th El Sol Salsa Festival!

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

Last week and earlier this week I visited the wonderful 15th El Sol Salsa Festival at Warsaw, Poland.
The festival was great with plenty of great teachers, dozens of hours of classes 4 amazing parties, two of which included live concert, and over 5000 participants in total.

One of these concerts was by the wonderful Timba band El Nino y la Verdad, who mostly performed their material from the recent 2-3 years, a lot of which is from their most recent album, “De Vuelta al Barrio”.
The concert was amazing, with great improvisation and dancing by artists and social dancers alike.

So, today we shall be enjoying a few excerpts of that concert…
And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

01.11.19 : Dan Den – Por Una Aventura

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

Today we shall enjoy an estreno (newly released composition) by the wonderful Dan Den, that was released earlier this year.

This composition, like many others the group produced, is a romantic one, yet as Cuban and hard hitting as they get…

So, without further ado, let us enjoy the little adventure presented by Dan Den 🙂
And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

25.10.19: Los Van Van – Vamos a Pasarla Bien new clip!

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

A few days ago a beautiful new video clip for “Vamos a Pasarla Bien” by Los Van Van (from their latest album yet – Legado) was released, as a part of the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

It is quite a pleasure to the ears, eyes, feet and everything else which makes a social dancer, so let us listen, watch, move and… ¡pasarla muy bien! 🙂

And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

18.10.19 : Havana De Primera – Amor Falso

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

After a vacation of a few weeks, the blog is back to action 🙂

For today, we have a new song by Habana de Primera that you should watch as well as listen – it is called Amor Falso, and was shot at beautiful Stockholm.

So, here it is!
And always remeber… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

20.09.19: Suave Tumbao – Tambor Añá new video clip !

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

A few days ago a beautiful new video clip was released for Suave Tumbao‘s Timba hit – Tambor Añá.

It is quite colourful and well done, and the song is very good, so without further ado, let us listen, watch and enjoy!

And always remeber… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

13.09.19 : Conga Libre – Llego a la Pista

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

Today we shall enjoy a new Timba composition by French-Cuban group from Toulouse, France, named Conga Libre.
The band was formed in 2008 by pianist Elvire Delagrange, and consists of 12 members, creating both traditional and contemporary Cuban music.

Conga Libre performed over 100 concerts thus far in Europe and north America, collaborating with artist such as Calle Real, Africando and Tirso Duarte.

So for today, we have the group’s new song – Llego a la Pista… and here it is!
As usual, never forget… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

06.09.19 : Son del Nene – Mi Papa Me Lo Enseno

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

Today we have a nice Son Montuno composition from Son del Nene, the traditional Cuban music ensemble of singer Pedro Lugo “el nene”, from their new album “Sonero de Corazon” which came out a few weeks ago.

And always remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

30.08.19 : Los Jubilados del Caribe – Chan Chan

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

Sometimes you have a solid plan, a schedule… but something random comes along and changes everything… today is exactly such a case!

I was strolling through the nearly limitless space of youtube, and accidentally came across a true gem, fittingly called Los Jubilados del Caribe, from Santiago de Cuba.

The group has been active since 2002, playing at a top spot location outside the Bacardi museum.

So for today, we have a cool Son Montuno interpretation of Compay Segundo’s classic Chan Chan, in the unique style this fine cuarteto offers.
So without further ado, here it is!
As usual, never forget… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!