Monthly Archives: June 2015

26.06.15 : Los Van Van – Si Una Mamita live !

Good day dear readers!

Returning from the wonderful (6th) Guaguanco Festival, which was simply amazing (I wholeheartedly recommend each and every fan of Cuban music and dancing to attend next year), I remembered that a few songs were played almost at every party (there were different DJs).

These include La bailarina and La Venenosa by Havana de Primera, Charanga Habanera’s el Temba, some Timba classics by Manolin (like Ya Se Que Sabes De Mi) and some stuff my Los Van Van like Soy Todo and our song for today, Si Una Mamita.

The version played was mostly not the original one, from 1979, but rather a live version, from the 2008 Aqui el Que Baila Gana 40th anniversary concert, which was released as a DVD.

The song is an almost 7 minute masterpiece, which I can highly recommend DJs all over to play.


12.06.15 : Robert Armas y Los Conquistadores de la Salsa – A Quein No Le Gusta Cuba

Good morning dear readers!

I’m glad to present today a fine composition by Robert Armas y Los Conquistadores de la Salsa, from their album Yo Traigo Mi Tumbao, soon to be released.

The album has been partially recorded during their previous European tour in summer 2014; Don’t forget to check if the band is coming to a city near you in Europe or the USA, in their 2015 world tour!


05.06.15 : Pupy y Los Que Son Son – La Candela

Good day dear readers and listeners!

Today I wish to present you a new song… well, old… well new… well, a composition which is old and new at the same time.

In 1973, during the first years of Los Van VanCesar composed this song, and it was arranged together with Juan Formell and Changuito.
It is to become one of the band’s most famous compositions.

Now, after 15 years of independent work with his own band, los que son son, pupy is remaking this wonderful composition, with the great vocals and vigorous playing of his band.

It is not the same as the original, but good enough as a standalone.