06.02.15 : Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son – Gozando en La Habana

Good day dear readers!

As you might have already guessed, my favorite artist \ band is Adalberto Alvarez (y Su Son), with others like the Reve family and Dan Den half a step behind.

For me, this artist has everything there can be in a salsa song; Cadencia (strong rhythm), elegance, sabor (this unique “feeling” of Cuban music you can’t really describe in mere words…), great singing, virtuoso playing and all of this mixing traditional Cuban music and lots of improvisation… I couldn’t ask for more!

Also, Adalberto has been composing since the 1970’s, and has been really doing a great job at  capturing the spirit and events of the times;
This song is from an album of the same name from 2008, a time when “dance tourism” in Cuba (and especially at la Habana, the capital where the country’s international airport is located) was peaking, and multitudes of Europeans were flocking to the wonderful city to learn the secrets of Cuban dancing (this still goes on today, and quite a lot, by the way…) .
The song is exactly about that – an Italian girl named Susanna, that comes to Havana with the dream of learning Cuban dancing.
What happens next? listen to the song and you’ll definitely find out!


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