Good day dear blog readers, listeners, followers ¡y todos los amantes de la musica Cubana!
Today I finally get to cover one of my favorites from recent years, which came out back in 2013, but surprisingly wasn’t available for listening online with good quality until recently.
It is also a beloved composition for dancing my favorite dance – Son Cubano.
If you’ve been following Cuban music releases from the last 5 years, you should have guessed by now the composition I’m referring to… the wonderful “Venenosa” by Habana de Primera !
“El son es lo más sublime, para el alma divertir… se debiera de morir, quien por bueno no lo estime…” goes the classic line from “Suavecito” by the true treasure of Cuban music, Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro… and for me it is quite true.
If there is a social dance style which I love most, with which I fell in love at first sight and which is danced to music that always ignites the spark in my eyes and melts my heart, then it is Son Cubano.
Son, both music and dance, has played a major role in the creation and dissemination of Cuban music and dance on a global scale during the previous and current centuries.
From a musical stand point, all that goes under the umbrella term “salsa”, and a good portion of that which constitutes both Songo and Timba, own their structure, rhythms and melodies to the genre of Son and its derivative, Son Montuno.
Regarding the dance, many Cuban and Latin \ Caribbean social couple dances owe their structure and basic elements to Son, especially what we mostly dance on dance floors today, Casino.
For the social dancer Son can be a great teacher and educator of what Cuban \ Latin \ Caribbean dancing is all about… rhythm, musicality, bodymotion, elegance, flow, the interaction & communication between the partners and the ever so laid-back groove of the anticipated bass line, which is always reflected in the dance.
Personally for me, it is very nice to see that although Son has been with us since the early XX century (and Son Montuno since the late 1930s…), contemporary artists continue creating such fine works of art as the composition I gladly share with you all here today…
So, without further ado, here is this modern masterpiece by the wonderful Alexander and his band.
And remember… ¡sigue disfrutando la musica Cubana!