Good day dear blog followers, readers and listeners… welcome to the first post of 2017 !
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon quite a nice, newly released, salsa romantica by Japanese ex funk, and nowadays, salsa, vocalist Amy Akaoka.
This song is nice on its own, and I enjoyed listening to it, but it lacks the unique sound found in Cuban music made in Cuba (or by a few talented bands outside Cuba… most of which have at least 1 Cuban musician among their members…), both old and new.
Anyways, I recalled that some time ago I dedicated a blog post to the 25th anniversary of Japan’s only (yet very creative and talented) Timba \ Cuban music band, Grupo Chévere.
I also remembered that despite releasing several albums during this time period, the band is little known by Timba fans, especially outside Japan, and very few materials, if any, are available on youtube.
So, it was quite a nice surprise to see that one of their songs from “Chéverelax” was recently uploaded… and just like the one mentioned in the beginning of the post, it’s a romantic one, yet this time around a Timba.