31.07.20 : Grupo Conexion Salsera – Tan Especial

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

Today we shall familiarize ourselves and enjoy a little known Timba gem, all the way back from “la epoca del oro”, Cuban Timba of the 1990’s.
Grupo Connexion Salsera performed and recorded in Cuba during the 1990s and the early 2000s, releasing several CD albums and many singles, but unfortunately fading away and finally disbanding during the first decade of the new millennium…
But we are in luck, as one can listen and enjoy much of their fine music online nowadays… and this is exactly what we are going to do today 🙂

So, our composition for today is called “Tan Especial”, and here it is… and Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

10.07.20 : Cuba Libre Son Band – Pachanga y Charanga

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

Loyal blog followers probably have taken note of a certain interesting fact…
There is a great myriad of bands, groups and orchestras from all over the world making wonderful Cuban music.
The majority are, naturally from Cuba – this music is part of the cultural heritage of the Cuban people.
Others stem from different lands, cities and countries, but there are places that statistically stand out, one of them being Cali, Colombia.

Today we have another such story – Cuba Libre Son Band.
The group was founded in 2014, and since then visited Cuba, played at local venues in La Habana, and were the opening act for the 58th Feria de Cali, performing just before Los Van Van!

Today’s nice composition deals with an age old question – what are the similarities and differences between Pachanga and Charanga?

So, without further ado,here it is!
And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

26.06.20 : La Banda Ire – Pio Mentiroso

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

Today we shall be enjoying a nice cover of “Pio Mentiroso” by the Timba band La Banda Ire, a band of Cubans and Europeans based in Finland, active in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

So, here it is… and Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

12.06.20 : Ricardo Lemvo y La Makina Loca – Dos Mulatas

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

Today we have something a little different in our blog…
A nice Son Montuno composition, made in California with African flavour!

Today’s composition is by Ricardo Lemvo y la Makina Loca, based in California.
Ricardo, an Angolan born in Congo, who at the age of 15 moved to the USA for the continuation of his academic studies, later graduating the California state university.

In 1990, thought not having any education in music or arts, Lemvo formed his band, La Makina Loca, quickly gaining local popularity among the Latino community and other fans of Afro Caribbean music.
International fame came with the release of the band’s first album, “Tata Masamba”, in 1996, and their appearance in the 1998 film “dance with me”.

Lemvo and his crazy machine released seven albums so far, with our composition for today coming from their fourth one, “Ay, Valeria!”, released in 2003.

So, without further ado,here it is!
And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

29.05.20 : Orquesta Calibre – Vente Negra

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

Today we shall be enjoying an interesting cover of Vente Negra by Orquesta Calibre (a fun amalgamation of “Cali” and “libre”) from Cali, Colombia.

The band was formed in 2006 by Froyber Maya and has 10 members, playing music in a variety of Cuban and Colombian genres.

So without further ado, here it is… and Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

15.05.20 : El Nino y La Verdad, El Nene, Adalberto Alvarez y Pancho Amat – Vengo De Cuba

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

A few days a wonderful new collaboration was released, compiling several highly talented Cuban musicians resulting in a very nice Son Montuno composition.

So for today, we have Emilito Frias “el Nino” and his band, Alexis Sanchez Mesa (who sang with Orquesta Reve some years ago), Adalberto Alvarez, Pancho Amat and Manolito Simonet at the helm of the arrangement & direction.

The result is wonderful, so without further ado, here it is!

And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

08.05.20 : Manolin y Pachito Alonso – A Que Me Mantengo Live !

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

For today we have a very nice live performance from a little while ago, when one could attend a concert with no risk of contracting a deadly viral infection 🙂

This time we shall enjoy a live performance by two primera linea giants – Manolin “el medico de la salsa” and Pachito Alonso y su kini kini, who came together to perform Manolin’s 1996 classic “A Que Me Mantengo”.

So, here it is… and Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

P.S:
This is not the first time that a recording of this wonderful composition goes online – here is one of the first live recordings, back in 1996!

31.04.20 : New clip for Los Van Van’s Vanvaneo !

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

A few days ago a beautiful new video clip came out… for Los Van Van‘s wonderful “Vanvaneo”, from their most recent album – Legado !

In this clip you can see the wonderful scenery of La Habana, talented people dancing and also the amazingly drawn caricatures of artist and renowned international Casino teacher Esteban Isnardi from Uruguay.

So, let us recall this fine composition and enjoy the colourful new video clip.

And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

24.04.20 : Juan Kemell y La Barriada – El Tacano

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

Today we shall enjoy a nice timba cerra by Juan Kemell y la Barriada, from the 2004 compilation album called Habana de Noche.

The composition is called El Tacano, and was featured on Cuban national TV.

So, here it is… and Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

10.04.20 : Wil Campa – La Mejor Vista

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

With quarantine being all the rage nowadays, what more can we do than have a good look at the view from our balcony or window?

Today’s guest, Wil Campa, sings exactly about this, claiming to have the best view in town 😀

Wil hails from a small village near Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and demonstrated interest in music since an early age, studying at the local school of arts as a child.
His professional career started in 1988 with Orquesta Cumbre, later joining Orlando “Maraca” Valle, with whom he got a Grammy nomination in 2002.

Wil created his own band, “La Gran Union” in 2005 and since then has traveled 5 continents, released several CDs and performed with such Timba stars as Paulito FG and Alexander Abreu.

Today we shall enjoy a recently released tune that vibes quite well with the spitit of our day…

And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!