San Francisco, USA – One of Cuba’s most legendary bands, Sierra Maestra, will be touring the United States and Canada this summer for the first time in nearly five years. Here are Sierra Maestra’s confirmed tour dates for the next weeks.
Today, they are one of the finest and most popular musical ensembles performing in the Spanish Caribbean. Setting themselves apart from other Cuban bands, Sierra Maestra rekindled the old style son line-up: tres, guitar, trumpet, bongo, güiro and vocals, as during the great days of the 1920’s and 30’s. The band members are pioneers in reviving this style for new generations and its re-introduction it into the Cuban mainstream. Sierra Maestra named themselves after the mountain range in the eastern part of Cuba as a tribute to the birth place of son.
Updated list of confirmed dates:
6/27/03 Providence, RI Waterplace Park
6/30/03 New York, NY SOB’s
7/2/03 Hampton, VA American Theater
7/6/03 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
7/8/03 Quebec City, Canada Festival D’Ete International
7/9/03 Quebec City, Canada Festival D’Ete International
7/10/03 Montreal, Canada Nuits D’Afrique
7/11/03 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art
7/12/03 Aspen, CO Jazz Aspen
7/13/03 Chicago, IL Chicago Folk and Roots Festival
7/15/03 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center
7/18/03 Los Angeles, CA Grand Performances
7/19/03 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Park Casino
7/20/03 San Jose, CA DeAnza Hotel
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.