Universal Appeal of Cuban Vocal Music

Vocal Universo – Música Universal (Ansonica Records, 2018)

Vocal Universo is an acclaimed a cappella ensemble featuring four gifted women: Martha Jacqueline Ramírez Torres, Anna Lee Carrete Ramírez, Anne Gómez Medero, and Carmen Rosa González Álvarez.

On Música Universal, the quartet uses wonderfully-crafted lush jazz harmonies to recreate various forms of Cuban music, ranging from Cuban son and conga to boleros, pop and lullabies.

Vocal Universo also venture into Brazilian music with a classic by Tom Jobim and scat singing on Neil Hefti’s Flight of the Foo Bird.

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.

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