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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!

03.04.20 : Osmani Collado – Supersticioso

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

Today we shall enjoy a short but powerful and well made composition by Osmani Collado Martinez, a pianist, saxophonist, composer and arranger, with over 30 years of professional career in the Cuban and international music industry.

Osmani graduated from ENA in 1985, later on also studying in Pinar del Rio’s school of musical.

During the early 1990s Osmani played with Yumuri y sus Hermanos, but his true claim to fame came after joining La Charanga Habanera, playing the keyboard, flutes and saxophone, also composing and arranging with David Calzado, culminating in a Grammy nomination for “Live in  USA”.

Today we shall enjoy a single released by Osmani and his own band, released in 2019.

And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

27.03.20 : Aroma de Cuba – Sin Buscarse Problemas

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

Today we shall listen to a very nice and suave Timba by a little known Cuban septeto named “Aroma de Cuba”.
The band is yet once more one of those who never made it beyond the release of one CD – in this case, “Luz Propia” from 2015.

This Timba is very much to my taste, and I hope that you will enjoy it as well!
And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

20.03.20 : Paulito FG – La Admiradora live!

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

Today we shall enjoy a live performance by Paulito FG at Lima, Peru, from back in 2008, a time before the current mess which got most concerts shifted online or cancelled altogether 🙁

Hopefully, this will help you lighted up a bit during these uneasy times…

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

13.03.20 : Javier con su Ire – Son Ire

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

Today we shall enjoy a very nice and suave Son Montuno composition by little known Cuban group named Javier con su Ire.
Up until recently, when internet became more or less widespread in Cuba, it was not rare for groups of young and talented Cuban musicians to record a few singles or a CD at best, then disappear into the unknown…
For every young group that managed to break through and become well known internationally or even nation wide, there are several that didn’t make it past the local level.

The group we are going to listen to today recorded a CD called “Descubreme” in 2003, and unfortunately nothing else since then.

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

06.03.20: Los Van Van – Soy Normal, Natural

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

Yet another great song by Los Van Van got re-released as a cover version a few days ago…
It is decent, buy IMHO doesn’t even get close to the might of the original and the talent of El Tren que nunca se para.

So, which one do you prefer, Mayito or Yasser?

And Always remember… ¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

And live…