Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.- A musical anthology gathering the work of Santiago’s authors will be edited to revere the rhythmic and authorial legacy of this city, cradle of genres such as son, bolero, pilón and conga.
The Bis Music record, from ARTEX, an enterprise for artistic and literary promotion, is preparing the double phonogram with 25 tracks from the Cuban popular and traditional repertory, with equal number of composers from Santiago.
The selection takes in authors from the nineteenth-century, who founded the Cuban sonorous identity - among them Jose "Pepe" Sanchez, father of the first bolero and the trova – and includes contemporary authors as Rodulfo Vaillant and Enrique Bonne.
Morena son, Azabache, Ecos del Tivolí, and Eva Griñán are some of the bands and soloists performing the songs.
José Manuel García, the record production manager, told ACN they had been preparing the anthology for a few months to celebrate the beauty of Santiago’s sonorous patrimony and for that they have taken advantage of the city preparations to hold CUBADISCO International Fair in 2011.
García, awarded as Producer of the Year during the most recent edition of the Cuban discographic party- and Eddy Cardosa are producing the disc in which, glories of the Cuban traditional music as the Septet Los Jubilados and Reynaldo Creagh, exponents of Santiago´s old trova, will step in.
The recording process will begin next November 5, in the Siboney Studios of the Musical Recording and Publishing Company (EGREM).