Thursday, 6 August 2009

How times change....

Phew! The whirlwind that is life with a new baby is calming ever so slightly now: my eyes are slightly less bloodshot, my ears more receptive and I'm coming BACK!

My little Timba Baby is wonderful, amusing and somehow is a big fan of Adalberto Alvarez. Wonder why?....

The world is reeling still from Mandy Cantero's departure from Los Que Son Son and I have to admit that I'm not convinced it will ever be the same again. Mind you, I said that about Salsa Mayor and the Cubanos seem to be loving them like no other!

It's good to be back!!!!

Monday, 15 December 2008

Timba Baby news!

I have been away from this page for a while and I can only send my apologies. You see there has been a little thing that has happened to distract me...

I'm pleased to announce that I'm going to be a mummy and my little timba baby is due in April 2009.

I can promise you- I've already started to educate his eardrums from the womb. Who says it's too early to start kids on hardcore timba whilst in utero?

In the meantime, bear with me and I promise to deliver lots of yummy news, reviews and more!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Pupy y Los Que Son Son- Tranquilo Que Yo Controlo

It was only a matter of time before I started to talk endlessly about Pupy's latest release, Tranquilo Que Yo Controlo. Despite Pepitos shock decision to stay whilst on tour, the much anticipated release went ahead. Click here for short samples from the album


In the meantime, I thought I'd leave you with a track from the new album Si Me Quieres Conocer. Pepito is still in the band at this point so enjoy it for 'old times sake'!!!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Quiz Time- And the answer is......

Been scratching your head? I'll be really kind and put you out of your misery....

After the surprise departure of long-standing singer Pepito, Pupy came up with what I would say is a fantastic addition. I must be honest and say that Pepito was my least fave Pupy singer (and Mandy's vocals turn my legs to jelly!!)
WELCOME MICHEL PEREZ, direct from Tumbao Habana. He brings the image of the band up to date and adds a bit of spark to the group.

Want to see him in action? Here you go:

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Quiz Time- What do these people have in common?

Need a clue?
Here you are then:

Answers on a postcard!!!

HOT TIP: Havana D'Primera

It's hardly news but I wanted to enthuse about Alexander Abreu's new orquesta "Havana D'Primera".

You can't imagine the joys of a matinee at Casa de La Musica, Havana with the silky vocals of Alexander wrapping you up and carrying you through his beautiful creations. And this was how I first heard them live and fell in love. This love is bittersweet as there are currently no recordings to whet your appetites with's a few vids to make do in the meantime.

The first gives you a litttle hint as to what he's most famous for

Here's one of my faves(thanks to and Cubavision)

Friday, 12 September 2008

Salsa Insomnia- Brand NEW Cuban night in Northern England!

At last, we have our AUTHENTIC, brand new Cuban night in the North of England. The only place to offer this kind of thing, we bring you the latest in Cuban tunes from the streets and clubs of Havana!!!

For a limited time, we're offering FREE ENTRY to the first 50 people.
Don't miss out!!!!