(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha)
Havana, Cuba – Cuban popular band La Charanga Habanera and orchestra director Leo
Brouwer were awarded at the annual contest of EGREM recording company to the
best productions of 2003 in Cuba. La Charanga Habanera´s album Soy cubano, soy
popular earned them the sensational recording of the year award. Guitarist,
composer and orchestra director Brouwer received a similar award for an
anthology album evidence of his virtuosity on the guitar. In fusion, the awards
went to the young members of Triángulo Oscuro for their album with the song "A
Moverse", presentation for a Cuban TV show. Pupy y Los que Son Son
orchestra received an award in the best album with dance melodies category and
in the most outstanding recording of the year, while the duet Buena Fe won the
best pop music album. The album Chanchaneando, where Elíades Ochoa and his Patria
Quartet show the work of various generations of traditional Cuban followers, was
awarded as best selling disc production abroad in 2003.
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.