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Havana Heavy Hitters - Vestido De Blanco
Nueva producción timbera reúne estrellas de la música cubana
"Dressed In White" is the new album from an all-star timba project developed by drummer Michael Gerald and brothers Yosvel & Edduar Bernal. Exclusive to LPM & Timba.com, this record delivers exactly what it claims: killer timba from Havana's heaviest players.
While other genres and styles impose themselves on the current market, this HHH project arrives just in time to demonstrate the quality and grandeur of the way popular music was created in Cuba during its stellar days of the 1990s, a time for which many musicians -including myself- share strong feelings of nostalgia. -- Edduar Bernal Pina
Hoy en el 2010, nuevos géneros y estilos se imponen pero el proyecto Havana Heavy Hitters llega en el momento justo para demostrar al mundo la calidad y grandeza de una forma de hacer música popular en Cuba que por los años 90 tuvo su mayor esplendor y por la que muchos músicos en la actualidad, al igual que Yosvel y Edduar, sienten nostalgia. -- Edduar Bernal Pina
|Havana Heavy Hitters||Vestido De Blanco|
|Yosbel Bernal||cantante, piano|
|Michael Gerald||batería y timbal|
|Osmani Collado||sax y teclado|
|Rafael Paceiro Monzón||bajo|
|Jorge Papiosco Torres||congas, bongó, campana|
|Roberto Cucurucho Rodríguez||piano y teclado|
Los Van Van moving forward with all US dates
Cancellation letter from previous promoter surfaces
Travel clearances moving ahead - see below for the full list
The highly anticipated Los Van Van US tour officially begins with a two night appearance at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, Thursday December 2nd and Friday December 3rd. They will make their way to Miami for their December 17 show via Texas, New York City, San Francisco and Tampa. Visit out tour page for the full schedule = http://timba.com/tours/los-van-van
A letter addressed to LVV manager Americo Miranda Ortiz has surfaced stating that the band was released from a previous exclusive agreement on May 28, 2010. Travel plans are moving ahead and the following full list is confirmed. Stay tuned for a concert report and photos from the opening night at the Conga Room.
|Los Van Van 2010 USA Tour Participants|
|Juan Formell||Samuel Formell|
|Yaimara González||Yenisel Valdés|
|Mario Rivera||Roberto Hernández|
|Abdel Rasalps||Juio Noroña|
|Américo Miranda||Paloma Formell|
|Francisco Formell Marques||Francisco Formell Cortina|
|Álvaro Collado||Hugo Morejón|
|Pedro Fajardo||Jorge Leliebre|
|Irving Frontela||Pavel Molina|
|Roberto Carlos Rodríguez||Boris Luna|
|Ernesto Nodarse||Javier León|
|Manuel Labarrera||Edmundo Pina|
Upcoming Los Van Van U.S. Concert Dates in Jeopardy
Call Your Concert Venues Just In Case
Los Van Van & Juan Formell Sued Over U.S. Concert Schedule
A promoter and booking agent has filed suit against Cuba’s iconic band Los Van Van and its leader Juan Formell to stop a planned U.S. tour.
Band manager Americo Mirando Ortiz also was named as a defendant in the breach of contract suit filed Oct. 21 in Miami federal court by NYK Productions. The lawsuit alleges NYK was the band’s booking agent when the musicians engaged another company, Fuego Entertainment, to book a U.S. tour, violating a February agreement making it the exclusive booking agent for Los Van Van. The band has scheduled dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City in December.
The 14-piece band won a Grammy in 2000 for its salsa-infused music that Formell calls "timba". The band has spurred demonstrations in Miami. About 400 Cuban-Americans protested the band’s concert at the Knight Center last February, saying it was an extension of Cuba’s communist government. --source Law.com / Daily Business Review
NYK Productions is a Hallandale, Florida based production company led by Mr. Arie Kaduri (pictured right). Fuego Entertainment is a Miami based company led by Mr. Hugo Cancio (pictured left).
Wynton Marsalis & The LJC Orchestra Performa in Havana
TOMORROW NIGHT - 10/09/2010 in Havana's Teatro Julio A. Mella
A country known for groundbreaking jazz is getting a visit from one of America's leading trumpeters, who spent the weekend jamming with Cuban legends ahead of a concert series that will put musicians from the two Cold War enemies on stage together. The visit by Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra kicks off a season of unprecedented cultural exchanges, with the American Ballet Theater scheduled to perform in Havana next month in honor of Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso. Marsalis wouldn't directly answer any political questions, preferring to stick to jazz topics.
The Marsalis family includes patriarch Ellis, a pianist and educator, and his four sons: trumpeter Wynton, saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo and percussionist Jason.
Chucho Valdes said Marsalis' visit was an important moment for Cuba and its music. “It's the first time we've had a visit from a band of this quality with such important musicians,” he said. “It is a historic event.” -article by the Associated Press