‘Esperanza’ recorded live in Habana, Cuba

Posted on April 9th, 2015 by Kay in Highlights, K Music

Esparenza a song about hope for the future. A combination of cultures creating a new world music sound with exquisite flute harmonies and improvisation, polyrhythmic acoustic guitar rounded and vibed with a funky bass and latin percussion. It was recorded in Habana, Cuba, featuring Lázaro Erick Diaz Pozo (percussion, singer, lyrics writer), Amanda Kay (composer, guitarist), Marisel Martinez Arias (flute) and Jimmy E Guerra Borges on bass. Thank you to the crew at Septeto National, Jorge Andres Campos (niño), sound engineer, and the team for being part of this passionate tune in my musical project to create a CD of 'Travelling Songs' I appreciate the musicians involved in all the songs recorded in this lively Cuba session. Lázaro Erick, Amaury Martí Vaźguez, Jacinto Tamayo, Pedro, Marisel Martinez Arias, Jimmy E Guerra Borges for the great musicianship and Edwardo Tomas Mesa (masterer), Jorge Andres Campos (sound engineer and capture artist), Chino (gatekeeper) and Frank 'El Matador' Oropesa (managing director) for the time and help to catch the sound. Songs from this session in Cuba and the Jamaican Mexican Australian tracks captured in Puerto Vallarta with MP Raccoon will be being released soon.

Esparenza studio recording and clip

Jacinto, the multi skilled musician who plays double bass on some of the tracks recorded in Habana, Cuba

Jacinto, the multi skilled musician who plays double bass on some of the tracks recorded in Habana, Cuba

Jimmy, the funky bass player sitting in at the studio in Cuba for Esparenza.

Jimmy, the funky bass player sitting in at the studio in Cuba for Esparenza.

Lázaro Erick and Marisel Martinez Arias in the studio recording Esparenza, Habana, Cuba

Lázaro Erick and Marisel Martinez Arias in the studio recording Esparenza, Habana, Cuba

The Malecon Habana, Cuba.

The Malecon Habana, Cuba.

Ailén and Imagon Son, Parque Central rooftop bar.

Ailén and Imagon Son, Parque Central rooftop bar.

My amigos jammin some jazz on the Malecon, Habana, Cuba.

My amigos jammin some jazz on the Malecon, Habana, Cuba.

Beautiful harmonies with enticing music and intelligent musicianship.

Beautiful harmonies with enticing music and intelligent musicianship.

Roberto performing for La Zorra y El Cuervo at La Casa del Jazz Cubano.

Roberto performing for La Zorra y El Cuervo at La Casa del Jazz Cubano.

Imagon Son live in Cuba.

Imagon Son live in Cuba.

Live at the Parque Central rooftop bar with Imagon Son.

Live at the Parque Central rooftop bar with Imagon Son.

Habana, Cuba.

Habana, Cuba.

Lazaro keeping things flowing in the studio.

Lazaro keeping things flowing in the studio.

 

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