Cuban style son with timba and folkloric strains cooked up by percussionist Sandor Moss y su mecanica…Â
From Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba —
Fito Reinoso, tres & vocals
“El Niche” Romero, trumpet & vocals
From Havana, Cuba –Â Vladimir Cepeda, congas
From Bolivia — Gabriel Navia, bass
From Nicaragua —Â Sandor Moss, drumset
A proud Mariel, Fito Reinoso has been in the states since 1980 and in San Francisco for thirty years or more. Â With a voice reminiscent of Beny MorÃ©, Fito handles timba, son and the latest Havana grooves with equal mastery. Â He has worked with top players through a long professional career that began at age 12 in Candekaria, Pinar Del Rio, which has seen him playing with such legends as Francisco Aguabella, Armando Peraza, Carlos “Patato” Valdez and Israel Lopez “Cachao”, Mayquel Gonvalez and Jose Luis Gomez,Â among many others.
Dileivys “El Niche” Romero — like Fito, coming from Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province — was a founding member of Â “Los Chamacos,” the famed horn section of Manolin, “El Medico de la Salsa,” recording on Manolin’s first five CDs, released between 1994 and 2001.Â With ManolÃn’s band, Niche came to Miami in 1999, playing with Celia Cruz, Albita and others. His full association with the band ended but he has worked frequently with Manolin over the years since and is one of the legends of the music.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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