Cubismo - Motivo Cubano (2000)
MP3 | 192 kbps | 94.08 MB | 12 tracks | 59 min
Cubismo is a Croatian music band of eleven members playing salsa and latin jazz. The band was founded at the beginning of 1996 by a gathering of eight eminent musicians from various Croatian music bands. They also featured a Venezuelan singer Ricardo Luque.
The name Cubismo was created from Dizzy Gillespie's piece "Cu-bi Cu-bop", which represents one of the first music mixes of jazz and afrocuban music. Their sound is characterized by multiplicity of instruments and expressively strong dance rhythm produced by a multi-member rhythm section. Besides remakes of standard jazz pieces, popular and traditional Cuban songs, they perform their own pieces.
The legendary Cubismo's CD, recorded partly in „Egrem“studio in Havana , and partly in Zagreb. For almost a month, a team of 13 people stayed in Cuba and recorded the album with the members of Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All Stars.
Juan de Marcos Gonzales on tres (the Cuban guitar), vocalists Teresa Garcia and Caturla, Manuel „Puntillita“ Licea and Amadito Valdez on timbales, together with a number of less famous but top-quality Cuban musicians recorded five songs with Cubismo. The remaining material was recorded after returning to Zagreb, with Nelson Hernadez as an arranger and producer.
So far the album has received the record number of nominations for the „Porin“Award (Croatian "Grammy") - 13 nominations. Cubismo was awarded five.