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Alma Latina by Julio Montoro
Julio Antonio Montoro Curbelo graduated from the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in 1991 specialising in guitar. Graduated turn National Laboratory electro -acoustic music. During his studies he participated in various jazz festivals playing with groups formed in the Conservatory. In 1993 he joined the group of singer Mireya Escalante and his Latin Street as a keyboardist, guitarist and musical director . In 1996 he played as part of the group of Kemell y la barriada as a pianist, participating in several albums and different international tours in Mexico , Holland, France, England, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Bahamas and Sweden. He took part in Expo in Hanover, Germany in 2000. On the 40th anniversary of Ronnie Scott 's Jazz Club in London , he toured the salsa circuit in Europe with several Cuban orchestras such as the Reve, Charanga Habanera ,Kemell y la barriada among others. He has performed in many different concert halls and clubs such as New Morning, Java, Paris , France and Malmo in Sweden.
Later he was part of the orchestra Felix Baloy and Afrocuban All stars and recorded 3 albums for Tumi Music. One of the tracks on the first Album Zorro has been used various times by the television network CBS Studio inc. in the serial The Perfect Son´Cane. He later became musical director, guitarist and arranger in the band Tomezclao touring England in 2010 and 2011 and participated in the Glastonbury festival for two years running as well as other festivals such as Africa Oye. He is currently working with Edesio Alejandro and as guitarist with singer Laritza Bacallao . He also recently participated in Brasilia, Brazil, in the Cuba Mucho Gusto festival.
During the same tour he was invited to play with the famous Brazilian pianist Joao Donato Do Club in choro.
Alma Latina is Julio's debut album. The project has taken over two years to finish, inspired from all corners of Latin America and in particular Brazil.
Julio Antonio Montoro Curbelo Graduado de nivel medio superior en la especialidad de guitarra en el conservatorio Amadeo Roldan en el año 1991. A su vez graduado del laboratorio nacional de música electro-acústica. Estando en dicho conservatorio participé en diferentes festivales de jazz plaza con agrupaciones de la escuela de música. En el año 1993 forma parte de la agrupación de la cantante Mireya Escalante y su latín Street como tecladista, guitarrista y director musical. Año 1996 forme parte de la agrupación de Juan Kemell y la barriada como pianista participando en varios discos y dando diferentes giras internacionales: México, Holanda, Francia, Inglaterra, Japón, Alemania, Dinamarca, Finlandia, Bahamas, Suecia[i]. Participo en expo feria de Hanover en el 2000 [i]Alemania, en el 40 aniversario del Club de Jazz Ronnie Scott en Londres, gira del circuito de la salsa por Europa con varias orquestas cubanas como la Revé, Charanga Habanera, La barriada entre otros. Me presente en diferentes salas de concierto y club como New Morning, Java, Paris, Francia y Malmo en Suecia. Mas tarde formo parte de la orquesta de Félix Baloy y su Afro son all star. Grabando disco y dando diferentes giras, participo en el festival afro caribeño en la ciudad de Veracruz México y participe en el disco un Poquito de fe como pianista y compositor.
Uno de los temas de este disco titulada El Zorro de mi autoría es escogida por la cadena televisiva CBS Studio inc. para el serial The Perfect Son´cane. Culminando el trabajo con Félix Baloy comienzo con la agrupación Tomezclao me desempeño como guitarrista, arreglista, compositor y director musical dando diferentes giras a Inglaterra en los años 2010 y 2011 participando en el festival Glastonbury en los dos años y en diferentes festivales como África Oye y gira por diferentes ciudades. Participe en el disco Hibrid como compositor, arreglista y productor musical junto a Edesio Alejandro. Trabajo también con la disquera Tumi Music como compositor y sincronizando música para películas. Actualmente trabajo con Edesio Alejandro y la cantante Laritza Bacallao. En el mes de noviembre de 2012 actue con dicha cantante en el festival Cuba Mucho Gusto en la ciudad de Brasilia en Brazil. Estando allí soy invitado por el afamado pianista Brasileño Joao Donato en el Club Do choro.
Alma Latina es el álbum debut de Julio. El proyecto ha tomado más de dos años para terminar, inspirado en todos los rincones de América Latina en particular Brasil.
Colors of Brazil by Cabruêra
"A full blend of rock, funk, jazz, rap, reggae - you name it, they absorb and regurgitate it in a exhilarating, whipped-up, eclectic mix of all possible worlds. Great musical colours and imaginative production make for an up-beat, quasi-psychedelic experience." - World Music Charts Europe
Sin Limite by Candido Fabre Jr.
Reggaeton blends musical influences of Jamaican dancehall and Trinidadian soca with those of Latin America, such as salsa, bomba, Latin American hip hop, and electronica. Vocals include rapping and singing, typically in Spanish. Lyrics tend to be derived from hip hop. In this, his debut album , El Travieso (Candido Fabre Jr.), accompanied by his father Candido Fabre Sr. and friends, produces some of the finest dance music coming out of the Island.
Alejandro Almenares' new album Casa De Trova
Alejandro Enis Almenares Born in Santiago de Cuba 24th May 1937 is perhaps the last of the Troubadours of the golden age of Trova in Cuba.
Feverson's new album Soneros de Siempre
With over 100 performance throughout the island each year, Feverson maintains a repertoire including all the Latin and Caribbean rhythms such as Son, Guaracha, Salsa, Conga, Timba, Cumbia, Bolero, Merengue , Vallenato and others.
Launch of Music Download site: www.latinmusicdownloads.com
It is now 30 years since I started my first Latin music recording for my company Tumi Music here in the UK. During this time I have travelled hundreds of times between the UK and countries all over Latin America, in particular to Cuba, Brazil and the Andean countries and recorded over 200 CDs of all genres and styles.
Otoqui Reyes with his group "Hijos de Agueybana", Agua del Sol
La Bomba is one of the main Puerto Rican musical genres with cultural influences from West Africa, Tainos, Spain as well as other Caribbean islands. Bomba is described as a dialogue between dancer and drummer and is a dance of extreme elegance and deliberate steps. " Hijos de Agüeybaná" (Children of Agüeybaná) is the ambassador of this genre of Puerto Rican music today. Although they mix Bomba with other genres such as Salsa, and Jazz, they never lose sight of its indigenous African roots.
David Álvarez's new album "Clandestino"
David Álvarez offers a cache of the bold, confessional songs of a modern troubadour For this "dream finally realised" he brings together songs composed trova style in homage to his birthplace of Manzanillo, the region of Cuba with the strongest trova tradition, his tierra where his roots go deep. Versed in poetry these uncensored stories of the joys and trammels of love add laúd and Cuban tres guitar, to place their Caribbean core within a serenading Mediterranean sensibility, creating a modern renaissance ambience. Romance and love do not come easy, yet life remains joyful - was it not ever so...!
Domingo Candelario début album "Soho"
Singer/song writer Domingo Candelario was born in the heart of La Havana, Cuba. As a child he was greatly influenced and inspired by the Brazilian music that his parents listened to. He went on to develop his own unique style within the “Nueva Trova” movement which began in the late ‘60s and has its roots in traditional Cuban folk music, incorporating progressive and often politicized lyrics.
Yusa's new website
"Look out for this outstanding new talent as she'll be a big name on the scene for years to come" The phat planet, 2003 And how true it was... Yusa has been one of the success stories of Tumi looking for unknown talents. Today some 10 years later Yusa has released three CD’s, one D.V.D. (live at Ronnie Scott’s) and toured the world. She is currently touring Latin America.
El Boom Boom - winner of Cuba Disco 2010
Cubadisco International Fair, founded in 1997 and organized by the Cuban Music Institute, is the most important event of the Cuban Music Industry and it constitutes a preferential space to expose the main achievements of Cuban Music, to appreciate a luxurious musical programming with special performances by Cuban and foreign artists, to promote the carrying out of tributes and to present national and international awards to important personalities from Cuban and Universal culture. In this XIII edition of Cubadisco, which was held from May 15 to 23, 2010, among many artists the new Tumi release El Boom Boom won the best Cubadisco 2010 in its Category
Josef Koumbas' new Album - Waiting…
Waiting… Waiting is Josef's second release, a melting pot of Jazz with a twist of Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz, Blues and Rock. Produced by Alexis Bosch Méndez with the help of some of Cubans legendray figures; Roberto Carcasés - José Ernesto Hermida - Pablo Calzado - Ramsés Rodríguez - Osnel Rodríguez Otero - Emili Martini - César Lozada - César López - Orlando Sánchez (CubaJazz) - Carlos Manuel Millares - Orlando Valle (Maraca) - Robin Félix Martínez - Amaury Pérez - Sexto Sentido - Javier Ardericuza - Emilio del Monte
To'Mezclao UK Tour
"You'll hear everything from cumbia, meringue and salsa to hip-hop, funk and reggaeton. It never loses sight of the band's Cuban roots, although it is delivered with a pop sensibility that keeps things catchy and punchy without ever being formulaic. The opening merengue "Aqui Todo Ya Esta Inventao" is a perfectly formed three-minute hit. "Quiero Olividarla" should do for salsa sessions what the beats-heavy "Cuando Pasa El Tiempo" does for club dance floors. Someone get them an international tour, quick." - Jane Cornwell (Songlines March 2009)
To'Mezclao new Album - Híbrid
The birth of To’Mezclao has become Cuba's great musical sensation! The individual charisma and talent of the members combined with the freshness of their arrangements, lyrics and rhythms captures diverse audiences and presents them as one band that has it all! Check out page 3 at Songlines March 2009 edition