Born in the largest Caribbean island, the brilliant bandleader/pianist/composer/arranger Ricardo Alvarez studied in Havana's prestigious E.N.A. (Escuela Nacional de Arte) and worked with various rock, funk, jazz, and pop groups in his native nation, before he migrated to Germany in the 1990s. Sooner than later, the Havanese expatriate became one of the main catalysts of Antillean music in Europe, particularly after founding the big band appropriately called Cubanisimo, comprised of eleven instrumentalists and a couple of lead singers, all of whom happen to be fellow Cuban exiles who found permanent refuge in the reunified native land of Beethoven. Their passionate dedication to the contemporary interpretation of multiple Cuban genres and styles is truly revealed throughout the repertoire of their second recording, as documented in the following paragraphs.
Buena Vista Social Club discovered the golden age of Cuban music to the public and Cubanisimo was in his time with all the grace, charm and passion that you can print to the Cuban music - led by producer-composer-pianist Ricardo Alvarez - is considered one of the best salsa bands in contemporary Europe. Since its founding in January 1998, the group Cubanisimo has emerged as a unique strength in the Latin music scene. The sound of the band and repertoire characteristic of the popular styles of Cuba in the 40's and 50 'is the label of identity. Cubanisimo musicians have international standing and experience. Most of them have been performing and recording with continuously recognized star in Cuba as in Europe and United States.
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