#cuba #irakere #trumpet
    Harold Lopez Nussa (p) Rolando Luna (p) Gaston Joya (cb) Rodney Barreto (dms) Yaroldy Abreu (perc) Irving Acao (sax) Carlos Sarduy (tp) Yilian Cañizares (v) Ibrahim Maalouf (tp)
An impromptu meeting of the greatest Cuban talents, El Comité was formed following a concert in Toulouse in 2017. The seven musicians quickly found their way into the studio to record a first album, «Y que !? (So What)», which condenses Afrobeat and funk energy, Latin jazz groove and the beauty of Cuban ballads. These outstanding instrumentalists have played with the greatest around the world: Omara Portuondo, Buika or Chucho Valdés. Led by pianist Harold López-Nussa, pioneer of a new generation in Cuban jazz, El Comité will invite on stage violinist Yilian Cañizares and famous trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.
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    Omar Sosa (p) Yilian Canizares (v, voc) Gustavo Ovalles (perc)
Born from an intergenerational encounter between two expatriate Cuban musicians, the first album of violinist and singer Yilian Cañizares and pianist Omar Sosa, «Aguas», lies at the confluence of their respective musical worlds. Steeped in Afro-Cuban musical traditions, European music and jazz, this album offers a moving and deep voyage. Dedicated to water and especially to Oshun - the Goddess of Love and Mistress of Rivers in the Lucumí or Santería tradition – «Aguas» is anchored in the spiritual practices of its authors. Mixing acoustic and electronic instruments with poetic sensitivity, Yilian Cañizares and Omar Sosa will present Cully with luxurious music rooted in a tradition with endless transmutations.