Today I wish to present a very nice song by Grupo Danson (you can read about them in the article I made for Havana De Primera a while ago…) .
Grupo Danzon was founded by ex Paulito FG trombonist Carlos Perez, bassist Yasser Morejon and Trombonist Mia Engsager in Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2001.
(Funny fact – the name doesn’t only hint the importance of Danzon as a musical basis for all modern Cuban music, but is also an acronym of sorts for “Danish” and “Son”).
The band is famous for a variety of very fruitful collaborations with various Cuban musicians, such as (and by far the most famous and historically influential one being with) Alexander Abreu (2005), Mayito Rivera (2009) and Alain Perez & Mandy Cantero (2014).
Since wining “best world music track” in 2005, the band has been in the forefront of Timba, with great CD “Mi Musica”, the band also produced another wonderful album, named Mezclando Culturas, in 2014, which if full of solid Timba tracks.
Of course, the band has not abandoned its roots in traditional Cuban music.
The Song presentd today is quite Suavecito and contain elements of Son Montuno, Cha Cha, Charanga, and other wonderful traditional Afro Cuban rhythms.
I enjoy much listening to it, and hope you will, too… Disfruten!