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Conga al estilo de Havana D'Primera
La Vuelta al Mundo
Alexander Abreu & Havana D'Primera are in the studio in Miami working on their third CD with the title "La Vuelta al Mundo". They uploaded a clip from the studio of a conga they have recorded and you have never heard a conga like this! There's a reason they are called D'Primera. Here it is to get you excited about what's to come: conga-timba al estilo de Havana D'Primera! If you're in Miami, don't miss their matinee today at The Place of Miami at 6:00 pm.
Alexander Abreu y Havana D'Primera están en el estudio in Miami trabajando en su tercer CD con el título de "La Vuelta al Mundo". Ellos cargaron un clip desde el estudio de una conga que han grabado y te juro que nunca haz escuchado una conga como este! Hay una razón por la que son llamados D'Primera. Aquí está para que te entusiasma acerca de lo que está por venir: conga-timba al estilo de Havana D'Primera! Si estás en Miami no pierdas el matinee hoy en The Place of Miami a las 6:00 pm.
Interview with Alain Almeida
La Constelación de Cuba
Alain Almeida Manzanares has been singing timba since he was 18 starting with Sello L.A. and later with groups such as La Charanga Forever, Michel Maza y La Bola and Roberto Armas y Los Conquistadores del La Salsa. It was with the latter orchestra that he finally settled in Lima in 2002, where he also worked with A1 Banda and Barbaro Fines y Su Mayimbe. In March 2013 Alain started his own timba band "La Constelación de Cuba" with a repertoire based on original compositions by himself and musical director and arranger Osuan Ponciano. The band will soon be finishing their first CD - "Pa' Lante y con Fe" - that they plan to release in time for their second anniversary party which will be hosted by the nightclub Makumba in Lima on March 28th. They are also in the process of filming the official video for the hit single "Hoy serás mía". We took the time to do a short interview with Alain. Click here to read the interview where he talks about how he got into music and what led him to start his own band. Dale cliq aquí para leérlo en español. Below is a video with lyrics of "Hoy serás mía" but this is not the official clip that is coming; it's just a teaser. To keep up with the band, you can follow them at the Constelación D'Cuba Facebook page.
"Hoy serás mía" with lyrics
La Fantasía @ Descarga
Get Your Hardcopy Now!
The new Van Van album "La Fantasía" is now available at Descarga.com in hardcopy. It is their best album of the past decade so you don't want to miss it! Click here to read Bill's review. It's the best way to prepare yourself for the upcoming US tour celebrating 45 years of Van Van. For more information about the tour click here.
Complete Program Havana Rhythm & Dance Festival
As promised we have uploaded the full program for the 2015 Havana Rhythm & Dance Festival. Over six days music and dance events will be held in nine venues across Havana. In addition to the percussion competition and the Casino competition, highlights include the Giants of Percussion at Teatro Mella March 4th at 8:30pm and the concerts at La Tropical on March 7th and 8th with Paulo FG y la Èlite, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Cándido Fabré y su Orquesta, Lazarito Valdés y Bamboleo, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, Giraldo Piloto y Klimax, Jose Luis Cortés y NG la Banda, Compañía Santiago Alfonso, Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor, and El Niño y La Verdad. Click here to check the full program or to download the program in PDF format, click here.