I feel very privileged because what I like is playing the guitar, affirmed Eliades Ochoa, referring to his recent nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards in the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album.
It’s not the first time Eliades Ochoa has been nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards, but on this occasion it acquires special connotation aspiring to win in the category of Best Tropical Album with the recording Eliades Ochoa and el Cuarteto Patria. El Eliades que soy. Eliades Ochoa shares the scene with Cuarteto Patria, a very prestigious group in Cuban musical history ever since it appeared in 1939, under the direction of Francisco Cobas La O.
It is, besides, his first collaboration with the Bis Music label. This double album includes a CD and a DVD, the latter with the documentary El Eliades que soy, with text and direction by José Manuel García Suárez. As Bis Music producer José Manuel García expressed: “This is the recording we dreamed of doing for a long time. We wondered what its concept would be and decided to go back to Cuarteto Patria’s ...read more >>
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The narrative work of important avant-garde painter Carlos Enríquez (Las Villas, 1900-Havana, 1957) was only known here and there through some short stories that appeared in Cuban magazines, until the publication of his first novel, set in the island’s countryside.read more >>