CubasinoVolume I & II
Various artists, feat. Ricardito and Belma Céspedes
Produced by Chris Hinze
Cuban music [KYT 901/02 - 2CD BOX]
Guaracha, Salsa, Son, Mambo, Guajira, Bossa Nova, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Bolero, Tango, Ballads
This album takes you on a musical journey through the history of Cuba. As you listen, you will hear and feel the different cultural influences in today’s Cuban music. This exuberant band includes the famous singer Ricardito Riveira, singer Belma Céspedes, double bassplayer Giovanny Pérez, drummer Emilio Valdés, congaplayer Nestor Morales, tenor- and soprano saxophonist Roque Martinez, trumpetplayer Fernando Hurtado, and last but not least, pianist Omar Guzman, who absolutely had the key position in this orchestra, not only because he is an excellent pianist, but also because he wrote and polished most of the arrangements from the ideas of Eric-Jan Harmsen and Chris Hinze. Eric-Jan Harmsen, executive producer of this album, also penned a few compositions and plays the piano in the beautiful song Besame Mucho.