Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Diggin' Havana D' Primera

While I continue to learn about the roots of Salsa and study the many styles of the dance I am coming across wonderful bands and great music.

I love live music and I love Salsa because the bands are actually bands. Many of them averaging 12 or more musicians (many of whom play more than one instrument) and there is nothing like the sound of a live band, especially ones that put it down like these bands.

The dancer in me has fallen in love with Alexander Abreu y Havana d'Primera. The first time I heard this song on the dance floor I was hooked:

It satisfied the Salsa craving by giving me a great beat as well as fed the jazz and live band junkie in me. This Cuban orquestra consists of 14 members and the lead singer/trumpeter puts down some smooth sounds with his voice as well as his trumpet. They have performed for the past few years consistently around Europe and South America.

Anyone who can lay it down like this live, is worth the price of admission in my world. I haven't heard a person play a trumpet like this in a long time:

This song is on the same album as the one mentioned above and it is my absolute favorite timba/salsa song. The first time I played the CD in my car and this song played...well, I was a Havana D'Primera fan for LIFE! It is the smoothest, jazziest, piece of timba that have ever graced my ears. I am saving this song to dance with someone who deserves it. Enough teasing you, enjoy it for yourself:

I really like their mellow stuff but they can also make you move. Notice the crowd dancing? LOVE IT!!!

I can not wait to see them live. It is rumored they are coming out with a new album that will drop in a few months. What do you think? Do they make you move?

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...

1 comment:

  1. Interesting music...I definitely have to check out some more of them. I'm always trying to expand what I'm listening to, and try not to be constrained by the same ol' same ol'. How's it going your way Kendra? Keep chasing those dreams!