(Prensa Latina)Havana, Cuba – The youngest orchestra in Cuba -in case of doubt, its average age is 20 years old – Los Angeles de La Habana, presented its debut album in Havana Thursday. Including tracks fusing such dissimilar rhythms such as son, rap and Gregorian chants, the album is titled De aquí pa’l cielo (From Here to Heaven). The 12-track record, aimed to the adolescent audience, invites to dance as well as to reflect, the band leader Dairan Perdomo stated to Prensa Latina.
Produced by state-run Musical Recording and Publishing Company (EGREM), the new record also inserts other genres such as ballad, cumbia, bolero and salsa in songs mostly composed by pianist and arranger Rembert Morera.
Local recording market leader, the EGREM will finish a period of celebration for its 40th anniversary with a show December 11 in Havana’s National Theater.
For the occasion, four of the most outstanding bands signed will perform: Pupy y los que Son, Son; Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco; Moneda Dura, and the duo Buena Fe.
The eldest and biggest recording company in Cuba, with more than 530 albums on its catalog, includes album production, promotion and commercialization, license of master and the production of specialized publications in Cuban music on its entrepreneurial mission.
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.