THE MAKING OF “CUBAFONÍA”
Questo disco racconta di me, di quello che sono. E’ un disco che suona Cuba nel XXI secolo. E’ un disco che suona musica cubana di oggi.
“I’m an academic musician. I went to music school, I studied at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, where they teach us Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler and Wagner … but they also teach us the Cuban classics. And at some point we play the classic styles of popular Cuban music, though without giving them great recognition because the school is focused on classical music. But we understand them, we recognize them and we study them. I think that school was my first connection to traditional Cuban music styles. And after that, the street, and life in general, taught me how beautiful they are and how influential they are on the lives of every Cuban, musician or not. So that’s where it began, my complicity with the musical styles which I was born into.”