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CHARANGA HABANERA EN MIAMI - DEC 26 2009
Rumors of a reunion appearance with Danny Lozada
Update December 4, 2009: En comunicación directa, Danny me informa que recién llegado a Estados Unidos de México el nos visita para cumplir su gira y presentarse en varias ciudades incluyendo a Tampa, Nueva York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco y Los Angeles. Pero el nunca ha sido invitado por David Calzado o por otra orquesta de Cuba a compartir escenario. Danny se siente muy contento de que se estén abriendo las puertas para todas estas grandes orquestas cubanas. Y que para el es un placer como espectador disfruntar de todos los conciertos que puedan surgir aca en los Estados Unidos. Danny comenta: "Agradezco mucho que el público desea una unión con la Charanga Habanera y que en la ocasión que me inviten oficialmente yo estoy dispuesto a participar."
Further fueling the news that Cuban bands will begin a new US invasion, this new flyer has surfaced presenting David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera in Miami on Saturday December 26 2009. We know that Danny Lozada is back in the US after his concert at Yoshi's Oakland and rumors are flying that he will sing with La Charanga in Miami. Danny que nos comentas de tu polémica? Anyone with further info on this please write us. The venue is called Dolce Miami, located at 1501 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For tickets please visit www.charangahabaneramiami.com.
"El Son" New Single from Donaldo Flores
Timba de Bordeaux, Francia
France based, Cuban singer Donaldo Flores has released a new single -simply called "El Son" (listen to it here on RADIO TIMBA)- in anticipation of the release of his third album. Born in Matanzas, Donaldo's musical career started taking off when he joined la Orquesta Yaguarimu. Moving to Havana he worked with Orland "Maraca"Valle and then replaced Aramis Galindo in Adalberto Álvarez' group. In 2003 he recorded his first album "El Solitario" and moved to Bordeaux. He is also known as the host of a radio progrma called "Llegó La Música Cubana" on FM 90.1 French radio. His European performances include participation with la Orqeusta Gali and the London based group "Ska Cubano".
Entrevista con Aned Mota
El Charanguero Gozador
On November 28th I saw La Charanga Habanera for the first time in three years. As always I had a great time. This was a major event put on by Cuba Nocturna with an opening show of rumba by Grupo Raices, reggaeton by Robertico "El Galán" and one of the newest acts in the hiphop/reggaeton scene La Nueva Union with Frank Belicer and Yarién Oviedo. I will get back to this in the full concert report. But let me begin with some of the pre-show interviews with the charangueros, starting with Aned Mota. The interveiw is in Spanish and in video format. Click here to go to the interview.
El Noro Joins Los Que Son Son
Like me you have probably been anxiously awaiting the news of where El Noro would turn up after his departure from El Trabuco. Well word from Havana is that he is the latest member of Los Que Son Son. I know that for some time Pupy has been wanting to add a 4th singer to the line-up and El Noro was the lucky guy who got the spot.
Pupy y Los Que Son Son played this weekend at the Encuentro De Bailadores in Havana with the four-man front line: Michel Pérez, Norberto Gómez, Rusdel Nuñez and El Noro. I don't know yet what songs El Noro is singing but I am looking forward to seeing this combination of what is one of the strongest line-ups of the young generation of singers in Havana today.
And speaking of hot young singers in Havana, I just saw the Charanga Habanera last night for the first time since 2006 and I had a great time! Report with video coming very soon so stay tuned...