Cd : COLOR CUBA, AMC records distr Universal Music 2007
Cd : CUBEL SON 2011 - autor-compositor
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Asi Quiero Vivir
The son, a hybrid Cuban genre derived from Spanish and African music, developed in the Oriente province during the 19th century and achieved a great deal of popularity in the 20th; Oriente and its major city, Santiago de Cuba, remain son hubs. The music features simple, repeated motifs, call-and-response vocals, and instrumental improvisation over African-influenced rhythms. A typical early son band would consist of a tres (Cuban guitar), bass, and bongos. One of its most successful performers is Eliades Ochoa, known for his appearances in the Buena Vista Social Club movie as the guy in the cowboy hat. Another excellent artist is his older sister Maria, vocalist for Corazon de Son (The Heart of Son). Heart is what her vocals are full of, Ochoa an inspiring, unpretentious singer who communicates tremendous enthusiasm to her audience. She seems to be singing out of sheer love, and if she gets paid, so much the better. From the opener "Camina y Ven," Ochoa's singing radiates warmth and zest. When not featured, she can be heard in the background, shouting encouragement to other band members. The songs she's chosen include classic pop compositions by such historically important figures as Miguel Matamoros. The other band members, including guesting brother Eliades and tres soloist Rey Cabrera Castellanos, perform with the same unaffected competence and joy, which makes this disc a sheer delight
Tributo Al Cuarteto Patria
is Eliades Ochoa's retrospective on the 60th anniversary of the seminal quartet founded in 1939 by Pancho Cobas and led by Ochoa since 1978-and a superb coda to last year's Sublime Ilusión (both recordings won Grammy nominations). Cuarteto Patria is arguably the most distinguished Cuban quartet today, in no small part because Ochoa, who began his career as an 11-year-old street singer, ranks among his generation's finest vocal and guitar stylists. Ochoa's throat-catching tenor conveys a profound lyricism, with a dazzling guitar style to match his vocal intensity, making Tributo... an elegant, passionate blend of 13 son, bolero and guaracha numbers that exemplify the quartet's singular history. Sister María Ochoa adds her voice on a romping son, "No Quiero Celos," spiced with the blistering trumpet of Anibal Ávila. An interpretation of the Beny Moré classic "Yiri Yiri Bon" takes the music back to its roots; indeed, in 1958 Eliades performed the son for Moré to the singing great's delight as he was having his shoes shined on the street in Santiago. Ávila contributes another textbook essay in Cuban trumpet style on "Si Sabes Bailar Mi Son," providing a sublime setting for Eliades' ardent vocals. Veteran trovador El Guayabero, 88 years old and still singing, adds a gravelly edge to "Por Culpa De Las Mujeres," a cautionary note to the would-be womanizer, featuring a three-way exchange between trumpet, guitar and the fine tres work of guest Rey Cabrera Castellanos. "Me Voy Pa' Sibanucú" presents an extended break highlighting the patented Ochoa guitar signature. Also heard are two Compay Segundo classics, "Calderito de Tostar Café" and "Clara Bella." Beyond its musical virtuosity, this is an enhanced CD with video footage of the band performing, brief video interviews with guest artists, historical photographs and biographical data, altogether confirming the artistry of one of Cuba's national artistic treasures. - Michael Stone
PELICULA SALSA OPUS de YVES BILLON
1991 – LA SEPT/LES FILMS DU VILLAGE
DVD 2 : CUBA : Rey con el grupo TRINCHERA AGRARIA
CD ISMAEL BORGES “TRATAME COMO SOY”
Licencia Ismael Borges Torres Santiago de Cuba
Rey Cabrera al tres
Bai Kamara jr.
is de titel van de nieuwste plaat van Bai Kamara jr., zijn derde als soloartiest. De in Brussel wonende singer/songwriter, geboren in Sierra Leone, heeft dit album opgedragen aan zijn geboorteland, een grote inspiratiebron zeker na zijn laatste bezoek aan dit land, na een afwezigheid van ruim 15 jaar. De samenwerking met een keur van muzikanten uit België, Cuba (Rey Cabrera) en Brazilië, geeft de plaat een unieke sound met afro. invloeden van blues, funk, latin, jazz en afro
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