(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – Cuban singers Liuba Maria Hevia and Reynier Mariño and Spanish singer-songwriter Nando Juglar perform Wednesday at Spanish city of Badajoz in a show ttiled “Travesia del Alma“, mixing the essence of trova and Cuban traditional music. The music project began in Havana in 2003 and is now in the Canary Islands, Extremadura and Madrid, Juglar commented. “Travesia del Alma” intends to be “an offering of Cuban music from the heart, trying to catch the audience with love stories and experiences.” It is “the opportunity to show Spanish people how Cubans are and embrace the mutual roots we have,” show director Yusnel Suarez stated. Singer Liuba Maria has released important albums featuring Silvio Rodriguez, Chucho Valdes as guest musicians and she also stands out for her work for children. Young Cuban musician Reynier Mariño, an artist who just released an album where he fuses flamenco with Cuban rhythms, will perform along with them.
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.