(Prensa Latina) Havana, Cuba – Montecristo Compay 95 is the brand name of the new cigars in honor of Cuban musician Compay Segundo. The cigars have a label with the smiling face of the 95-year-old “King of Chan Chan”, who is still active in the music scene and has become one of the most famous Cuban musicians internationally. Compay Segundo, once member of “Matamoros” and the duet Los Compadres, was a cigar-maker by trade, self-taught musician and he is considered a living myth of Cuban traditional music.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.