Night Live Music Suggestions
Mondays at 5:00 p.m. - Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor at Casa Musica Miramar (20 Street, corner 35, Playa.)
Maykel Blanco is one of the most talented young musicians in Cuba today. An excellent percussionist and pianist, he is also a talented composer and producer. He is director of one of the fastest rising bands on the Timba scene: Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor.
Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. - Reynier Mariño at Havana Great Theater Tablao (Prado Street between San Rafael and San José, Old Havana)
Mariño is an exceptional guitar player. His mastery of the instrument is even more relevant if we consider that he is a musician born across the Atlantic where this Andalusian genre emerged in the eighteenth century. Guitarist graduated from the academic conservatories of Cuban art education, this performer has taken classes with major international figures such as Tomatito, Gerando Nunes, Manolo Sanlucar and others, earning recognitions and an interesting international projection.
Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. - Ray Fernández at Diablo TunTun (35 Street, corner 20, Miramar)
Ray Fernandez is very critic, with his guitar as a rifle and always accompanied by his good humor. This troubadour lives in Alamar, a suburb of the Cuban capital. His album titled Paciencia (Patience), was well received by the audience and critics. He was among the nominees to Cubadisco award in the category of Trova-fusion. It contained songs as El Gerente (The Manager), Tenerte un año and Tentaciones (Temptations). After appearing in several clubs, it was the Casa de la Música de Miramar who gave him a vote of confidence. Ray Fernandez gig every Thursday afternoon at the Diablo Tun Tun has been consolidated over the years, and is currently one of the best Havana shows.
Fridays at 12:00 p.m. - Osdalgia at El Gato Tuerto (O Street and 19, Vedado.)
Osdalgia prefers to work at night. Her style reminds others singers like Elena Burke, Moraima Secada or Xiomara Laugart… strong women who sing what they feel. Osdalgia is one of the most important young female voices in the Cuban music scene. She debuted at the Cabaret Parisienne in the Hotel Nacional… In 1999, she released her first solo album, La Culebra, which won the Cubadisco prize. In this album, she reinterprets many songs by Benny Moré. She later produced 2 more albums: Mi Armonia and Suenan los cueros in 2005.
Sundays 7.30pm - Ivette Cepeda at Havana Great Theater Tablao (Prado Street between San Rafael and San José, Old Havana)
Internationally acclaimed Cuban songstress Ivette Cepeda will be performing at Tablao del Gran Teatro de La Habana. This artist is currently making her mark on the world music scene by bringing together a blend of Cuban and international musical genres that she interprets with her own unique, contemporary flavor. An exceptional and highly charismatic artist, Cepeda brings her soulful blend bolero, and Cuban filing to the stage while covering compositions traditional and established composers as well as contemporary trailblazers.