Good day dear blog listeners, followers, readers y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana !
Last Friday the blog was not active, but for a good reason – I was having a great time at FIC 2018, which took place at Orange, France…
This wonderful, 5 day / 4 night Cuban festival hosted this year over 1200 participants from Europe and all over the world, featuring 16 teachers and no less than 3 amazing Timba concerts, by Manolito y su Trabuco, Suave Tumbao and Los Van Van !
So for today, I have gathered some of the clips from those 3 concerts for us all to enjoy!
(as the festival was a week ago, there is certainly more to come, so do search youtube for “fic 2018 live” clips occasionally).
Los Van Van’s performance was one of the best I’ve ever seen, Suave Tumbao had amazing energies and Manolito made me nostalgic with some of his band’s hits from the golden age of Timba…
Here are a few example that are already up… and remember…
¡Sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!
The great Samuel Formell playing with Manolito’s band (this drum solo was very much fun to improvise to on the dance floor, I might add…)
And here is the full clip!
Van Van definitely la estan pasando bien!
Suave Tumbao prepared a real treat, surprising us with traditional Cuban music and solos!
One of my favorite songs by Manolito from recent years… and this is not a lie at all!
Vanessa is not Yeni, but she gave us all of her, singing one of Van Van’s most well known romantic compositions
Suave Tumbao demonstrating some wonderful Afro-Timba with their composition Pa’ Que Todo Salga
Los Van Van – Amiga Mia
Suave Tumbao performing their wonderful Tambor Añá