Cuban Son at Mexico’s Cervantino Festival

Pancho-amat(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – Cuban son musician Pancho Amat and his “Cabildo del Son” musical band successfully performed at the Esperanza Iris Theater in Tabasco, Mexico, in the International Cervantino Festival held in that city. The Mexican media widely covered their performance in a program inspired by Cuban son, widely enjoyed in the event permeated with good feelings, good compositions and the show by great tres player Pancho Amat. The concert night opened with the song “Ajiaco,” with Amat demonstrating his talent to play the musical instrument on which he is considered the world’s best. “Cabildo del Sol” is comprised by lead singer William Borrego, trumpet player Francisco Padron, guitarist Dayron Ortega, percussionist Gilberto Noriega and bass player Jose Amat.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and 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.