TXT: humberto manduley PHOTO: ROLANDO PUJOL
The 2006 international Cuban recording fair recapitulated a year marked more by diversity than quantity. The exploration of little-tread areas, work by younger artists, traditions and the unstoppable process of fusion in almost every domestic recording production have opened up a space on the margin of recognition. The Grand Prizes went to the well-established Chucho Valdés, who did a personal piano review of Cuban songs, and to the debutantes of the group Interactivo, with its indiscriminate mix of rhythm and melodies, like global music emanating from Cuban streets. Two sides of the same coin...
+ information pág. 166-167 The H Book 2007 08