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  • With Tíbiri Tábara, Sierra Maestra, arguably Cuba’s finest nine-piece son band, celebrates its 21st anniversary. Recorded in 1997, this collection of songs from the son tradition employs the classic son line-up, augmented on some tracks by piano and trumpet section. The group covers a repertoire ranging from 19th-century traditional changí and son, through earthy guarjira, up-tempo big band guaracha and sucu-sucu, powerful son-montuno and riffing descarga style Afro-Cuban jazz.

  • With Tíbiri Tábara, Sierra Maestra, arguably Cuba’s finest nine-piece son band, celebrates its 21st anniversary. Recorded in 1997, this collection of songs from the son tradition employs the classic son line-up, augmented on some tracks by piano and trumpet section. The group covers a repertoire ranging from 19th-century traditional changí and son, through earthy guarjira, up-tempo big band guaracha and sucu-sucu, powerful son-montuno and riffing descarga style Afro-Cuban jazz.

  • The brainchild of Juan de Marcos Gonazález, Sierra Maestra was renowned for years as Cuba's finest nine-piece son band. ¡Dundunbanza!, released in 1994, is dedicated to legendary bandleader Arsenio Rodríguez, who, in the mid-1940s, played a key role in the formation of modern Cuban dance music. These ten tracks embrace a huge stylistic diversity and allow standout solo spots for trumpeter Jesús Alemañy and Marcos' own chiming tres. "If there are still listeners out there who assume that Cuban music comes in only two forms—fast and faster still," says the Times, Sierra Maestra "provide enlightenment."