Eliades Ochoa Announces Forthcoming Album

(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Santiago de Cuba, Cuba – Guajiro Sin Fronteras is the title for the latest album by Cuban singer Eliades Ochoa due on July, the artist stated for Prensa
Latina. One of the Grammy Award-winner members of the Buena Vista Social Club, Ochoa commented this is his fourth album for EMI, following Sublime Ilusión, Tribute to the Cuarteto Patria and Estoy Como Nunca. He has recorded a total of 16 albums, and he is the Cuban musician who collects most nominations for the award of the American Academy of Recording Art and Sciences (Grammy).

On Wednesday March 17, the famous singer and leader of the mythical Patria Quartet played at the Casa de la Trova’s Salón de los Grandes, in Santiago, 900 kilometers from Havana and cradle of trova, bolero and son. Soon to start a European tour, Ochoa will previously perform in Mexico -Mexico City, Veracruz, Guadalajara and Cancun- in April. Once in Europe, the artist will participate in the project Todo Grammy, along with Cuban music stars Tata Guines, percussionist Changuito and singers Haila and David Calzado.

The Buena Vista Social Club Ochoa sales -more than 500,000 copies- recently earned him a Gold Disc in Holland, where he also recorded a song with a rock group, for a production featuring various artists.

Eliades Ochoa recordings available: Buena Vista Social Club, Cubafrica (1998), Sublime Ilusión (1999); Tributo a Cuarteto Patria (2000) and Estoy Como Nunca (2002)

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.