Papi Oviedo is the master of tres and is one of Cuba's greatest musicians, and he is a veteran of son. In this production his tres accomopanies the beautiful voice of Cristina Azcuy. Gilberto "Papi" Oviedo (1937, La Habana) is a Cuban tres player. The tres, a distinctive type of plucked instrument in Cuban music, has three sets of double strings. Papi, the son of the legendary musician, Isaac Oviedo, started playing the tres when he was around 15. A veteran of many bands, Papi was the tres player in Elio Revé's band for 13 years. He has been on tour with Buena Vista Social Club exposing the son style to wider audiences. The tres of papi oviedo is seductive and rythmatic and full of acoustic flavour.
Papi oviedo considered to be Cuban top tres player.