Monthly Archives: October 2018

19.10.18: Maite Hontele – La Mala

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

Today we shall be having a great time listening to another fine composition by Dutch trumpet player Maite Hontele and her band…

She makes very nice Afro-Latin music in a diverse plethora of musical genres, some of which are Cuban, and have much Sabor.

A hint for this is found in the photo above – the name of today’s song… La Mala!
Despite the name, the composition is quite good.

So, here it is.
And remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

12.10.18: Son Como Son – Este se Pone Bueno

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

Today we shall see that you don’t even have to be Cuban to make good Cuban music, but you do have to have the passion for it deep inside, as we can see quite well with the members of the band Son Como Son, based in Albuquerque, in the US state of new Mexico…

This truly pan-american group, made of Cubans, Borriqua, Mexicanos and Americans has been playing all over the USA since the late 1990s, and has established itself as a leading ensemble in the north american continent.

The music of this 9 member band is sits somewhere between the beauty and elegance of Son and the drive, groove and high energy of Timba, resulting in a unique yet very Cuban “rolling” sound, that seems to keep going with no end in sight!

I fell in love with some of their songs from “Aqui no falta mas Nadie”, their first albums released in the year 2000, but their later 2 albums were no disappointment as well!

So for today, we have a composition from their 1st album, with which some of us more veteran Cuban dance students might be familiar from the earlier volumes of the wonderful instructional tapes \ DVDs of the “Salsa a la Cubana” series produced by Eric Freeman

So, here is our song for today;
And don’t forget – ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!

05.10.18 : Mixael Cabrera y su TimBarcelona – Llego Lo Que Te Gusta Live !

Good day fellow readers, blog followers, dancer ¡ y a todos los amantes de la música Cubana !

Today we shall be enjoying a concert performance of a song covered here quite some time ago…

Life can hand you positive surprises at times;
Unexpectedly, I got a very good value, last moment opportunity to attend a new Cuban dance event ~45 minutes drive from where I live… so for me, this shall be a weekend of Cuban music & dancing!

The event (called “Cuba libre festival“) includes a concert of Mixael Cabrera y su TimBarcelona, which I’ll be enjoying tonight!

So, to spread some of the love, today the blog will be presenting a clip from a concert of this fine band in Barcelona… ¡Disfruten!