Sierra Maestra (band)

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Sierra Maestra
Sierra Maestra (Band) Bardentreffen 2010.JPG
In concert at Nuremberg, Germany, in 2010
Background information
Genres Son
Years active 1976 – present
Associated acts Juan de Marcos González
Afro-Cuban All Stars
¡Cubanismo!
Past members Juan de Marcos González
Jesús Alemañy
José Antonio "Maceo" Rodríguez

Sierra Maestra are a Cuban band started in 1976. They sought to revive 1920's classic son, which came from the mountain range on the east of Cuba, after which the band was named.

Their members included Juan de Marcos Gonzalez—before he left to create the Afro-Cuban All Stars in 1996—José Antonio "Maceo" Rodríguez,[1] and Jesús Alemañy, who would go on to form the band ¡Cubanismo!, also in 1996.[2][3]

Sierra Maestra performed at the Glastonbury Festival (UK) in 2008.

Discography[edit]

  • Con Sabor a Cuba (1994)[4]
  • ¡dundunbanza! (1994)[5]
  • El Guanajo Relleno (1995)[6]
  • Tíbiri Tábara (1997)[7][8]
  • Rumbero Soy (2002)[8][9]
  • Son: Soul Of A Nation (2005)[8][10]
Contributing artist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of José Antonio "Maceo" Rodríguez by Jason Ankeny at Allmusic website. Retrieved on 8 April 2015
  2. ^ Press release on Jesús Alemañy & ¡Cubanismo!, courtesy of World Music, Boston & Review by John Swalby (23 March 2000), at AfroCubaWeb. Retrieved on 8 April 2015
  3. ^ Sleeve notes from ¡Cubanismo! - Malembe, Hannibal HNCD 1411 (1997)
  4. ^ Sleeve notes from Sierra Maestra - Con Sabor a Cuba, Egrem CD 0084, 1994.
  5. ^ Sleeve notes from Sierra Maestra - ¡dundunbanza!, World Circuit WCD 041, 1994.
  6. ^ Sleeve notes from Sierra Maestra - El Guanajo Relleno, Spartacus 22305, 1995.
  7. ^ Sleeve notes from Sierra Maestra - Tibiri Tabara, World Circuit WCD 051, 1997.
  8. ^ a b c Sierra Maestra biography. Archived 21 November 2008. Retrieved on 14 October 2006
  9. ^ Sleeve notes from Sierra Maestra - Rumbero Soy, World Circuit Network TUG CD 1027, 2002.
  10. ^ Sleeve notes from Sierra Maestra - Soul of a Nation, World Circuit Network TUG CD 1039, 2005.

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