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Trovas Modernas


Composers: Various
Performed by: Bello Son
Label: Ansonica Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 11 May 2018

With Trovas Modernas, the members of Bello Son have curated the latest edition of the Great Cuban Songbook. This group of free format musicians emerged in the summer of 2014, from an experimental project developed over six years by Professor Jesús Bello at the Samuel Feijóo Art School in Villa Clara Cuba. Since May 2015 Bello Son has worked and performed consistently including presentations and performances in Trinidad, in Havana with the Association "José Martí,” and on television broadcasts across Cuba. From the timeless salsa of Luis “Tata” Guerra’s 'Son Matamoros' to Ñico Saquito’s 'Amarro Con P', the music on this album represents a deep dive into the music that defines a country and its people...

Everyone loves a little tradition Cuban music, right? It's passionate and instantly engaging. It also has a timeless quality that means it never seems to age.

This release contains 7 songs (24 min, 42 sec) and is more an EP than a full blown album. Highlights include Tony Smith’s 'Dile Que Por Mi No Tema', which is a passionate salsa, and 'El Reto' (The Challenge).

To be honest, different tracks will come and go as your favourite, depending on your mood and the occasion. Overall, a passionate and heartwarming collection.

Track listing:

Luis "Tata" Guerra
01 - Son Matamoros (son)

Tony Smith
02 - Dile que por mi no tema (Bolero)

Ñico Saquito
03 - Amarrao con P (Guaracha)

Sindo Garay
04 - Retorna (Trova Tradic)

Claudio Siord
05 - Los Celos de mi Compay (Guaracha)

06 - El reto

Sergio Glez Siaba
07 - Pedacito de mi vida (Montuno)


Darren Rea

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