"Son: Soul Of A Nation" - Sierra Maestra

Sierra Maestra
  • artist:Sierra Maestra
  • release year:2005
  • style(s):Cuban
  • country:Cuba
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:World Music Network
  • label:Riverboat Records

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Sierra Maestra, Cuba’s leading son group, who are largely responsible for the style’s revival, present their personal account of the genre’s development in Son: Soul Of A Nation. The bedrock of Cuban music, son has shaped much of twentieth-century Latin music, and this album, recorded in Havana, pays tribute to the great writers of the past, selecting lesser-known classics alongside legendary tunes. Charting son’s development from the early days before horns were introduced, through the additions of trumpets, piano and big bands, to the original modern son sound, this album is a glorious tribute confirming the dictum that ‘Son is the soul of our nation’.