Posted on May 12, 2007 - by MG
A small break from thinking about superhero films. (Hint: there are only three different comic books in the final 5 – getting the order right, that’s the thing.)
To reminisce about Cuba (again) and about how great Pupy y Los Que Son Son are. I’ve been listening to their terrific CD Mi Timba ‘Cerra’. It’s so amazing, really hot salsa/timba, infectiously danceable. Almost as good as Los Van Van’s Chapeando.
Here’s the video for the delicious De La Timba A Pogolotti.
Pupy (Cesar Pedroso) is the greatest. This is what I love about salsa; some of the biggest stars are in their 60s. My daughter and I saw Celia Cruz on stage in London when she was in her 70s. She danced all the way through the show!
Like any of you care. I have to get some fellow salseros reading this blog.
Meanwhile, here’s a photo of one of their three soneros (improvisational lead singers) – my favourite, Pepito. He’s like a fiery, red-haired gypsy from Andalucia. This is actually taken in Casa de La Musica, Galiano, where my teenage daughter and I danced the night away with two Cuban hotties. While my lovely husband babysat. What a star!