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Ahora Es Cuando Es
Aisar y El Expresso de Cuba
New Single and CD on the Way
#SaveTheDate Friday, November 25th Aisar y El Expresso de Cuba will release the first single "Ahora Es Cuando Es" from their upcoming album "Musica Cubana Llegó El Expresso" on the Bis Music label. The single will be available worldwide at all the typical digital sources, such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and more. This is a must have for all DJs and timberos.
If you are in Cuba, don't miss your opportunity to see Aisar y El Expresso de Cuba live! You can catch them every Wednesday at the matinee at El Diablo Tun Tun from 5:00pm-9:00pm, the first and third Friday of every month at Café Cantante , and the second Saturday of every month at Los Jardines del 1830 from 10:00pm.
The planned release date for the full album is set for December 22 in Cuba. We are very excited about this debut album. This is the real thing ! There's no question that Ahora es cuando es!
La Charanga Habanera in the US
Post Latin Grammys Tour
Just a reminder that Thursday November 17th at 8pm Eastern Time the 17th Latin Grammy Awards will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's Cuban nominations are:
David Calzado y Su Charanga Habanera
Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Vivito y Coleando
Best Urban/Fusion Performance
Hasta Que Se Seque el Malecón
Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro
Best Traditional Tropical Album
El Más Grande y Universal
Gente De Zona
Best Tropical Fusion Album
Best Latin Children's Album
Canciones De Cri Cri “El Grillo Cantor”
Timba.com wishes good luck to all the nominees.
Following the awards, David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera will do a short US tour with concerts in California, Florida and Texas. Click here for the concert dates.
Timbasa & Martha Galarraga
A New Take on Timba-Folkoric Fusion
Timbasa is the latest brainchild of Václav Greif, the young Czech Republic virtuoso who was responsible for the sessions that resulted in the Alain Pérez volumes of the Beyond Salsa series.
Václav wrote the material after years of studying Afro-Cuban folkloric music with various masters, including the legendary Piri López of Los Chinitos and Máximino of Rumberos de Cuba. After assembling a group of Czech and Slovakian musicians, he invited the extraordinary Cuban singer Martha Galarraga, who now lives in France where she works with Omar Sosa and others. Here are the full bios of all the participants.
After a series of concerts, Timbasa recorded all of the material live in one day. Here are some clips from the sessions.