Jovenes Classicos del Son



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Jóvenes Clasicos del Son are known as Cuba's magnificent seven. Awarded the prize of Best Cuban Group of 1997 by the Cuban government they have had a string of hits in Cuba. They have been recognised by the international press as the best group from a new generation of young Cuban musicians and have collaborated in the past with Grammy Award winning Compay Segundo as well as with jazz supremo Winton Marsalis. Individually they have worked with members of another award winning band, Vocal Sampling as well as working with Peter Gabriel among others.

Led by the charismatic director and bass player Palma, formerly with Candido Fabre and incorporating two of the most sought after musicians, the singer Nene and the trumpet player Raudel, this traditional seven piece fully acoustic band defy the conventional format and take son to powerful and exciting new heights. Mixing Cuban son with the deepest elements of Cuban music together with soul, jazz, rap and funk this dynamic group is fast becoming the rising star on the international world music scene.

Jovenes Classicos first toured Ireland in 1999 palying at Whelan's in Dublin, Movin on Music in Belfast and Bar Cuba in Galway. JCS also accompanied Papa Noel here on his Bana Congo project in June 2004.

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