Coming to Studio B on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. is Cuban Fire.
An engaging trio that performs original music, as well as Latin/Cuban classics in all genres (Son, Salsa, Bolero, etc.), Cuban Fire delights audiences of all ages with their warm, charismatic personalities, and heartfelt music.
The group now known worldwide as Cuban Fire Trio, was originally founded in Villa Clara, Cuba in 1994. They currently live and perform in the beautiful World Heritage city of Cienfuegos, where they have had the honour of being listed in the “Catalogue of Excellent Musicians.” With four CDs in their portfolio, they have recently produced their newest and most varied work Con Sabor a Cuba.
The three talented members, Eduardo Machado Batule, (percussion and lead vocals), Daniel Aparicio Menor, (guitar and vocals), and Orgly Rodriguez Gomez, (lead guitar and vocals, with additional instruments – flute, tres, tiple etc.) enchant everyone with their unique harmonies and passionate performances.
In a country known for its incredible musical traditions, Cuban Fire Trio has won several national awards, including the Cubadisco Award (the equivalent of Canada’s Juno Awards) for best trio, and best new band. The adjudicators for the Cuban Musicians Union, who judge all musicians in the country, have said, “We are in the presence of a trio of the highest level of mastery and professionalism”.
Having traveled to B.C. on several occasions in the past, they have many friends and fans who enjoy their traditional sound and warm personalities. Based in Kelowna while on their tour, they have even written a song to the city of Kelowna, Cha cha cha Kelowna, included in their new CD. As one of their fans said recently, “If you like Latin music, you will love Cuban Fire, and if you don’t like Latin music, you will love Cuban Fire.”
After hearing Cuban Fire, one might be inspired to travel to Cuba and attend workshops on Cuban music. The Rodriguez Workshop or “Taller Rodriguez” (Spanish translation), offers some of the best musicians in Cuba, including Cuban Fire Trio, teaching Latin American Music, through instruments, voice and dance.
Tickets are available in advance at Studio B and again, show goes Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Studio B.
For more information go to www.amo-musica.com and www.cubanfire.ca.
– Submitted by Brigitte Faramin