(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Moscow, Russia – Sexto Sentido female vocal quartet
and the band accompanying them, brought Cuban musical flavor to the group’s
first promotional tour of Russia, well received by audiences and critics.
Producer and musical promoter Vartan Tonoian invited the young singers who won
first prize in Havana’s Jojazz festival in 2001.
In Moscow, they presented their latest album Bossa Cubana recorded at
Abdala studios in Havana by Elephant Records, and which includes versions of
major world hits such as "The Girl from Ipanema" and the Beatles’ Michelle. ts distinctive feature is a mix of rhythms from Cuba and Brazil. The title
song was presented along with a video clip and shown on M-1 television station.
Arlety Valdes, Yudelkis Lafuente, Melvis Estevez, and Eliene Borrero graduated
from the Amadeo Roldan Institute, and have maintained their same musical format
since 1997. Piano player and composer Rolando Luna, bassist Rafael Paceiro, and
Russian guitar player Roman Miroshnichenko were among the young musicians that
Sexto Sentido delighted audiences at the El Pajaro Azul and Le Club jazz
clubs. According to the vocal group’s manager Cesar Gomez, Sexto Sentido will
continue its performances here in the spring season, as part of a tour that will
include other European nations.
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.