(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – “Haila Live,” is the new Bis Music production. One of the characteristics of the album is that it is a live recording from a concert at Havana’s National Theater. Thus, the final result is the print of spontaneity and acceptance in the atmosphere created by the audience.
The special guests at the concert, now a CD, were Chucho Valdes, Isaac Delgado, Mayito Rivera and the voices of Charanga Habanera. Haila’s songs included La Sopa en Botella, by Senen Suarez; Sobre Una Tumba, Una Rumba, by Ignacio Piñeiro; Drume Negrita, by Emilio Grenet; Qué te pedí, by Fernando Mulens; and Pensamiento, by Rafael Gomez (Teofilito). Added to this, the “spice” of modern sounds with the songs mainly from prolific Manuel Limonta: Yo No Me Parezco a Nadie and Hoy Me Inclino y Te Doy las Gracias, which open and close the album.
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.