Monthly Archives: March 2018

30.03.18 : Yousy Barbara Ruiz – En Brazos De Mi Tierra

Good day dear readers, listeners and blog followers.

Last week, before writing the weekly blog post, I was checking the comments, as I usually do, and there encountered what I can describe as quite a surprise – a message from a Cuban artist!

This is our guest for today, talented Cuban singer, ex Las Chicas del Sol vocalist, Yousy Barbara Ruiz, currently residing at Montreal, Canada.

Barbara was born in 1976 in Camaguey, Cuba, and as a daughter of a professor of music, displayed an interest to music and performance since an early age.
In 1994 Barbara won the singing competition at the Cuba Libre music festival, and in 1995 the Buscando el Sonero contest on Cuban TV channel 6.
That same year Barbara also participated in the Montreal Jazz Festival, being well received by the public for her great vocals and charisma.

After a great reception, Barbarz decided to stay in Canada, to continue her musical career there.
In 1998 she founded her own group with 9 more Cuban musicians living in Canada and the USA, called Barbata y Son Cuba.

Since the Barbara won Latin music prizes in Canada, toured Europe and north america, and has been a member or collaborated with famous Cuban artists such as Maravillas De Florida, Ritmo Oriental, Manolito Simonet, Adalberto Alvarez, Mayito Rivera, Haila Mompie, Bamboleo and non Cuban artists such as El Gran Combo, Ricardo Lemvo, Grupo Niche, José Mangual, Jimmy Sabater, Alfredo De La Fe and other.

Also, over the years, she has released several albums, including “contra viento y marea”, “ya llego a la fiesta”, “heavy duty”, and “La Cubanisima“.

Today’s song is a nice Son composition called “En Brazoz de mi Tierra”, longing for Cuba…

Here it is;
¡Disfruta la musica Cubana!

23.03.18 : Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco, Maikel Dinza – Son Homenaje

Good day dear blog followers, readers and listeners.

Today’s song is a beautiful collaboration between the Timba giants Manolito y Su Trabuco and the talented young vocalist Maikel Dinza .

This fine Son Montuno composition is a part of Manolito’s new album, called “A Puro Corazon”, which came out roughly a month ago (22.02.18), and includes lots of interesting collaborations with such talents as Pedrito Calvo, Emilito Frias “el nino”, and as mentioned above, Maikel Dinza.

So, go check it out, it is simply wonderful!

¡Disfruta la musica Cubana!

16.03.18 : Dan Den – Tan Solo Con Mirarte

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

Today we shall have an opportunity to get in touch with our sensual and loving side, together with a wonderful romantic composition by Dan Dan

Today’s composition comes from an the album Arara, el Salon del Bailador, originally recorded in 2013 at a concert of the band, and later on digitally remastered and released as a studio CD in early 2017.

The song is in the eternal romantic style of Dan Den, which in my opinion kind of never gets old 🙂
The version is a recent performance, recorded a few months ago.

So, here it is!


09.03.18 : Los Guanches – Caña Quema

Good day dear blog readers, followers and listeners.

Today we shall enjoy a nice composition of Son by Los Guanches from Santiago de Cuba…

The band was formed at Santiago de Cuba in 1993 by Tresero Armando Machado, who played with Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa and Cuarteto Patria before forming his own band.
The ensemble is named after the native people of the canary island, and has 6 members playing the bass, tress, guiro, bongos \ campana, guitars and vocals, and over the years has performed all over Cuba and toured Europe and Asia.

The composition for today is a Son classic, with this bands’ interpretation presented as a part of their 2013 album “Venga Guano”.