Havana, Cuba – The group Proyecto Joven Son, formed by Santiago de Cuba duet “Postrova”, septet “Luna Negra” and quintet “5 pa’ ti” will officially perform at Cubadisco 2001, to be held on May 16-20 in Havana. “Son” music’s importance and international projection was once more highlighted by this project sponsored by the EMI and Bis Music (Artex) record labels, which pay tribute to recent new groups and “trova”singers.
According to EMI Odeon Cuban Music Department director Seju Monzón Navarro, they are interested to know how young people perform traditional music. “We see that they are doing a fusion of “son” music with “guaracha” and other rhythms“, said Monzón Navarro.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.