- 6 Oct 2010 2:00 AM
- Awarded with the "Radio Regenbogen Award", the most important media-award in Germany, in the category "Show 2008" - Live performance on one of the most important TV show "Wetten dass...?" on the 13th of June 2009 in Palma de Mallorca (about 13 million viewers on TV)
- Single release with the audinece hit "La vida es un carnaval" and "Chá Chá Chá Con Sabor" from the album "Pasión de Buena Vista"
PASIÓN DE BUENA VISTA
- 8 incredible dancers from Cuba
- 3 unique singers from the heart of Cuba
- 9 musicians
- 3 background singers
- numerous unique costumes
Hot rhythms, delicate dances, exotic beauties and melodies to dream of will take you on a tour through exciting Cuban nights. „PASIÓN DE BUENA VISTA“ will lead you to the streets of the Caribbean island, to make you take part of unspoiled, Cuban joy of life.
Unique and original Cuban personalities, top of the pops Cuban singers and extraordinary dancers as well as a unique stage-performance, stage-backdrop and breath-taking projections will infect you with the humour and temper of Cuba....
Musical Background and Complexity of Cuban Music. If there is one thing to display Cuban mentality the best, then it is music and dance. Today, worldwide well-known styles of music, like Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha and Salsa originate from 4 basic elements, put together by the times. Originally, despite percussions and claves, there are no other instruments.
The integration of melodic instruments developed the today known, commercialised version of the Rumba and other fashionable dances like the Mambo.
The interaction of singers and the choir marks the „Son“, originator of today’s Salsa. The „Danzon“ has been rejected by the upper class in Cuba for a long time, but is today the most popular dance on the island. The Cha Cha Cha developed out of it. Singers, travelling through the country, used to sing sad and beautiful ballads. During the revolutionary years, the lyrics were changed thematically and used for propaganda. Later, the musicians returned to their original contents. Today, the „Cuban“ style of music people realize when travelling Cuba, therefore is a synthesis of African percussion with Spanish Coplas and its instrumentalisation.
The Son is definitely the most popular one, invented by the sugarcane-harvesters in Santiago during the 1920´s. Originally, this performance was made for 3 people, accompanied by the Spanish and Latin-American, 3-doublestringed guitar. Claves and Maracas built the rhythm. After and after, with the massive and fast spread of the Son throughout the country, more instruments joined the show: the wooden Bass, Bongos, Marimbulas and in the 1940´s and 50´s Trumpets, coming from traditional American Big-Band.
This builds a complex, polyrhythmic combination of tones, which sounds like the perfect chaos to European ears in the first place. But the defined and unique sounds drag the audience and puts it under a fascinated spell. „Pasion de Buena Vista“ will let you enjoy this almost culinary, but selected combination of Cuban joy of life."