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I could never live out of Cuba

Havana, Cuba. – Talking to Juan Formell, bandleader of Los VanVan means having before you one of the leading characters of our latest history. The bassist, arranger, composer, singer and record producer is unassuming and easygoing. Formell knows that Cuban bands that play popular dancing music owe much of their current sonority to him, but he doesn’t boast about it. Músico cubano Juan Formell.... 

Don Porfirio, a curious Cuban Radio character

Havana, Cuba. – Yes, I should tell you about him. Why? Because he was a pioneer and a man who managed to monopolize Havana radio audience in 1930. On the Air/ En el Aire... In those days, just a few years after the beginning of radio in Cuba; people often used the common denominator “the hours” to name many radio shows. There was “Hora Radiante”, “Hora Azul”, “Hora Roja”,... 

Alexis Bosch, from percussion to piano

Why did you move from rhythm to melody? “I began my music studies with percussion. Regularly, such cases happen the other way around, because you start with piano at a younger age.  My case wasn’t like that. I began with percussion, but I think piano was inside of me first. My grandmother was a piano teacher and there was a piano in my house. Since I was a small kid, I used to sit at the piano,...