El Septeto Santiaguero

Homebase:Cuba

Genre:Cuban Son/Traditional Tropical
On February 2, 1995, in the legendary Casa de la Trova in Santiago de Cuba, the birthplace of bolero, Fernando Dewar founded El Septeto Santiaguero. After 23 years devoted to traditional Cuban music, the group is experiencing one of the most important moments in its career, and has a notable presence on national and international scenes and media. In the most recent gala of the Lucas Awards, which highlight the best of Cuban music videos, the group was awarded the Key Artist of the Year Award, a special award granted by Canal Clave for the dissemination of national heritage values. Video clips for the songs “La canción de trova” and “La meneadera” were nominated in the categories of Traditional and Folkloric Music and Production, respectively.
Both songs belong to Raíz, until now the last record of Septeto, which was nominated in 2017 for the Latin Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Album. Before that, in 2015, No quiero llanto-Tributo a Los Compadres won the award in the same category and was nominated for the 2016 Grammy Award as Best Tropical Latin Album. Vamos pa´ la fiesta, in 2013, and Oye mi son santiaguero, in 2011 were nominated in this category, which is already a great act of recognition. Both won the CUBADISCO award.
Their records have featured the likes of José Alberto El Canario, Cheo Feliciano, Rubén Blades, Oscar D´León, Eliades Ochoa, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Aymee Nuviola, Reinaldo Creagh, Tiburón Morales, Edwin Bonilla, Jimmy Bosch, Edwin Colón Zayas, Alejandro Almenares, Luisito Quintero. Their repertoire is a journey through different aspects of Cuban popular music, with emphasis on the traditional, from a contemporary perspective. They work with classical authors’ pieces, in perfect harmony with works by contemporary Cuban authors, including several members of the group itself. Since their foundation, El Septeto Santiaguero have performed in more than 30 countries, in a wide range of venues and festivals, in a good part of the world, in different circuits: salsa, jazz and world music. The City Council of Santiago de Cuba gave them the Key to the City in 2014 and the Flag of the City in 2015. According to specialized critics, they are the ones destined to replace the Buena Vista Social Club on the world scene.
Le 2 février 1995, dans la légendaire Casa de la Trova à Santiago de Cuba, berceau du boléro, Fernando Dewar fonda Septeto Santiaguero.
Après 23 ans consacrés à la musique traditionnelle cubaine, le groupe vit l’un des moments les plus importants de sa carrière, et a une présence notable sur la scène internationale et dans les média nationaux et internationaux. Son répertoire est un voyage à travers les différents aspects de la musique populaire cubaine, avec un accent sur la tradition, dans une perspective contemporaine. Il travaille avec des œuvres d’auteurs classiques, en parfaite harmonie avec des œuvres d’auteurs cubains contemporains, dont plusieurs membres du groupe lui-même. Depuis sa création, il s’est produit dans plus de 30 pays, dans des lieux et festivals divers, dans une bonne partie des plus importants au monde, sur différents circuits : salsa, jazz, world music.…
Selon les critiques spécialisées, le groupe est destiné à remplacer le Buena Vista Social Club sur la scène internationale.
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