Titel : Haciendo Historia
Artiest(en) : Alexander Abreu Havana de Primera
Genre : Cuba
Medium : CD
Jaar : 2009
Label : Ahi-Nama
Haciendo historia was a rallying cry for the timba troops. The album`s first track, written and sung by Alexander Abreu, is called "Resumen de los 90s" (`summary of the `90s`) and it served not only to defend the music that had gone before but to announce what was yet to come. "With Havana D`Primera," Abreu sang, "I`m consolidating Cuban music / Telling the whole world where tomorrow is born in Cuba!"
Before he became the founder and musical director of Havana D`Primera, Alexander Abreu Manresa worked his way up through the timba ranks. He started playing trumpet when he was 10 years old and studied music at a small conservatory in his native Cienfuegos. He moved to Havana to study at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA). After graduating in 1994, he spent the next six years playing trumpet with Paulo FG y Su Elite and recording with Klimax, Isaac Delgado, Pachito Alonso, Mayito Rivero, Manolín, Los Van Van, Irakere and and too many others to name here. In 2000 he was named Best Trumpet Player of Timba music by the influential Timba.com website. The following year his participation in the compilation La rumba soy yo won him a Latin Grammy award
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