Felix Baloy Live in the UK, Alive in Cuba
This video documentary shows one of Cuba's greatest contemporary singers and his evolving career, from railway worker, to shoemaker and then singer/composer.
Filmed in the UK during a tour by the artist, and in Havana, Cuba, the DVD gives an insight into the artist's cultural background showing the life of contemporary Cuba through his eyes.
He is supported by the legendary Afro-Cuban All Stars, many of whom played for the Buena Vista Social Club, and the tracks have traditional arrangements by seasoned musicians. Even in a land rich with great singers, the voice of Félix Baloy stands out as something special. After a lifetime spent singing with some of the most legendary names in Cuban music alongside Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales, Omara Portuondo, Raul Planas and others of Buena Vista Social Club fame, the former Afro-Cuban All Stars singer now fronts his own ensemble for the first time? one of the most thrilling soneros in contemporary Cuban music'. (Sunday Times, London)
'Rick in tradition but brimming with invention, these tracks showcase one of the most thrilling soneros in contemporary Cuban music and represents a realization of unique musical vision' (Songlines)
Rich and rhythmic, sparkling and seductive, Felix Baloy's voice marks him as one of Cuba's very finest soneros. These ten magnificent performances showcase a true artist at the peak of his profession, backed by the thrilling arrangements of Juan de Marcos and the peerless Afro Cuban All Stars. Fe more