Even though many people aren't familiar with trova, and particularly nueva trova, it is a very diverse genre of music. Nueva trova, part of the "song" genre, generally talks about the politics of everyday life and is a rebirth of the old troubadour movement which spread news by way of song. One of the problems with the song movement in Cuba is that, unlike most other...
Most people know what is arguably the most famous Cuban song ever written, but do they know the composer?
Compay Segundo - Caramba Señores Tour. I assume this was in 1998. It's a whose who of Cuban music celebrating his 90th birthday.
Another archival concert. I don't remember when or where it was, but probably around 1996 or 1997 I'm guessing. Enjoy
Classic concert from Havana (yes, I was there). Bamboleo setting the stage on fire.
A classic from a very short lived band. PG (Poder Generacion). This was a band that was founded by "el tosco" Jose Luis Cortes. As far as I know, they did very few shows. If you happen to know the song titles, please let me know.
Cuban Masters Class Featuring Chucho Valdes Another archive from DAT, sorry, no video, but a great lecture. This was from 1995 and recorded at La ENA in Havana Cuba. Enjoy this piece of Cuban music history.
Another lost video from my house in Buena Vista, Havana. Probably recorded in 2002. It features a young Jiovanni Cofiño, and a young Yanel Yanes, both living in La Yuma (USA) now. Enjoy some fine Cuban Music.
This was a masters class seminar at La ENA in Havana Cuba. It features: Changuito - Percussion Carlos Del Puerto - Bass Pupy Pedroso - Piano
This has been a terrible two weeks in the Latin music world with the deaths of Armando Peraza, Cheo Feliciano, Chuck Silverman, and Juan Formell.