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!