The Soul of Cuba: Sierra Maestra Band

Cuba’s well known band Sierra Maestra will be performing in New York this spring for one night only, on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The concert will be held at The Town Hall and produced in association with the World Music Institute. The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street, New York, New York.

Description: Cuba’s famed Sierra Maestra, headed up by Juan d’Marcos Gonzales, is an outstanding nine-piece son band from Havana. They are one of the finest and most popular musical ensembles performing in the Spanish Caribbean today. They were the first group, and remain the best, to play in the old-style son line-up: tres, guitar, trumpet, bongo, güiro and vocals—as during the great days of the 1920s and 30s. They have been the pioneers in reviving this style for new generations and re-introducing it into the Cuban mainstream. They named themselves after the mountain range in the eastern part of Cuba as a tribute to the birthplace of son.

The award-winnng Sierra Maestra maintains a full international touring and recording career, around Europe, Africa and Asia. Its repertoire ranges from classics of the Golden Age to stirring new works and includes selections from its Latin Grammy-nominated album Sonando Ya (World Village).

[Many thanks to Rod Fusco for bringing this item to our attention.]

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  1. What is going on with the Cuban artists, especially Cuban musical groups and the Department of State and the impresarios? First class musical groups are brought to the United States for a night or two like if they were allowed to stay longer the whole country would catch an infection or spread a contamination. The Latino community both Spanish, English, French and other languages should protest against that deliberate discrimination against our culture, especially the Caribbean communities all over the USA. Let raise our voices in protest. Elder Pedro Perez-Ortiz

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