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Cuban Country Queens

Estrella Acosta & Esquina 25
  • Sat 10 Sep ’22
    20:15
    Jurriaanse Zaal
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Cheerful and inspiring music that brings people together. Fun to listen to and especially to dance to!

Estrella Acosta & Esquina 25 present ‘Cuban Country Queens’

with Estrella Acosta vocals | Marc Bischoff piano | Efraim Trujillo saxen/fluit | Samuel Ruiz contrabass | Enrique Firpi drums | Leonid Muñoz percussion

A festive concert that shines a spotlight on the female songwriters of the Cuban countryside who wrote so many great songs over the years, the queens of the ‘música guajira’.

In the 1940s and 1950s, women in Cuba often made the most beautiful music on the 'new media', the live radio broadcasts and the nascent television. Many of those songs, with roots in southern Spain and Africa, had immediate success throughout Latin America. During our 'Cuban Country Queens' tour we bring this music to the Dutch audience, a mix of the greatest hits by these amazing women and Estrella's own songs, in adventurous arrangements.

Cuban singer Estrella Acosta has been an ambassador of the music of her motherland in the Netherlands. She and her band Esquina 25 create a fresh take on Cuban music, with adventurous improvisations, while keeping the flavor and spirit that is so characteristic of this music.

The musicians come from different countries - Cuba, Venezuela, Uruguay, Germany and the Netherlands - but share a broad experience in Latin American music and jazz. Together they form a unique blend of creative voices that unite and bring joy.

Estrella's vocals are clear and bare, the choirs and the arrangements have enough space to let the musicians shine…

NRC Handelsblad

credits

Estrella Acosta vocals | Marc Bischoff piano | Efraim Trujillo saxes/flute | Samuel Ruiz double bass | Enrique Firpi drums | Leonid Muñiz percussion

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