(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – True greats in Cuban music, both past and present, appear on eight discs made by EGREM Studio and presented on its 40th anniversary, along with special music stamps and a documentary, "The Treasure of the Island" by Ileana Garcia. Works by the Matamoros Trio, the National Ignacio Pineiro Septet, Maria Teresa Vera, Barbarito Diez and Abelardo Barroso are among the Cuban musical traditions preserved in the four decades of EGREM, Cuban Music Institute vice-president Jesus Gomez Cairo noted.The presentation ceremony included cancellation of stamps with the images of Julio Cuevas, Orlando Guerra (Cascarita), Carlos Puebla and Francisco Repilado (Compay Segundo).
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.