La Orquesta Sazonando de Cuba, in the Harlem Jazz Club

An evening of classic Son, on the 22nd of March

Son, a popular Cuban music genre with rural origins, has its roots in the 19th century, though it wasn’t until the 1920s that it began to gain extensive popularity and social acceptance, both in Cuba and in the rest of the world. This popularity has been extended up to the present day both via purist interpretations and via a series of evolutions which have led to new musical genres. Son, for example, is a derivative of son “montuno”, but in turn established the bases of what was to become salsa in the 1970s.

La Orquesta Sazonando de Cuba, who will perform in the Harlem Jazz Club on the 22nd of March, approach the genre from a classical, orthodox perspective, much along the lines of the traditional school. Led by singer, Ray Cuzza, and accompanied by six other musicians (guitar, percussion, trumpet, bass, chorus and, of course, the Cuban tres), the group promises a harmonious and rhythmical evening of music made popular by such illustrious names as Abelardo Barroso, Miguel Matamoros, Beny Moré and Ibrahim Ferrer, among others.

Publication date: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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