April 9, 2023, 12:00:00 AM
with EL SEPTETO NACIONAL IGNACIO PINEIRO
On Saturday, August 20, 2022 see The Jewels of Cuban music: Multi-latin grammy award winners Orquesta Aragon and El Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro.
Orquesta Aragon are a popular charanga band hailing from Cuba. Their distinctive sound is based on traditional son with its African rhythm section and Spanish melodies, over which they added three violins. Orquesta Aragon were not only popular as interpreters of son, but are also credited with inspiring New York mambo. They can be heard performing on That Cuban Cha-Cha-Cha and in collaboration with Beny More and Perez Prado on Riverside Years.
Septeto Nacional De Ignacio Piniero have played an important role in Cuba's music for more than seven decades. Pioneers of Son, a rhythmic blend of African and Cuban music that evolved into Salsa, the Mambo, and Latin jazz, the group was the first Son band to incorporate trumpet as a lead instrument. Attracting global recognition with their performance at the World Exposition in Seville in 1928, Septeto Nacional De Ignacio Piniero were, reportedly, the first band to mention "salsa" in a song, "Echale Salsita," recorded in 1933.