Thursday, 19 March 2015 Farrucas Duo Paint an Exotic Musical Portrait
The stirring rhythms, Latin sounds, and intricate instrumentation of Farrucas Duo paint an exotic musical portrait.
The group is a fusion of two musical traditions – Mediterranean and Ecuadorian – brought together through Laura Spada and Jorge Cuamacás, and spiced up by elements of other genres through Arab, Cumbia, rumba, flamenco, salsa and rock influences.
Two talents that shine equally well in the recording studio and on stage, this duo has been performing together for twenty years.
With stunning performances, a variety of instruments, homage to diverse cultures and nationalities, three albums, and legions of fans, this is a musical journey you need to experience.
Havana-based Son band, Conjunto Chappottín, has been performing since the 1940s.
Currently under the direction of the trumpet player, arranger and musical director, Jesus Angel Chappotín Coto, and the percussionist and singer Miguel Cuni junior, the ensemble is one of the most renowned Son bands in Cuba.
Mixing tres guitar, bass, piano, bongos, conga, 4 trumpets and 4 singers, they’re rooted in traditional son fused with son montuno, guajira, guaracha, mambo, danzón, charanga, Afro-son, bembe, rumba, and cha cha.
During the past twenty years, this popular group has put out an average of one recording per year, and toured regularly in the Americas, Europe and Africa.