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Septeto Santiaguero launches new album

Santiago de Cuba, Sep 11.- The Septeto Santiaguero, winner of two Latin Grammy, announced to the press his new album Y sigo pa´lante , which collects his first 25 years of musical works and features collaborations with national and foreign artists. 

According to Fernando Dewar Webster, its director, the guests include the saxophone quartet Magic Sax Quartet, La Conga de Los Hoyos, Changüí Guantánamo, Mayito Rivera, Waldo Mendoza, the Dominican José Alberto "El Canario", and instrumentalists from the city and the group of Eliades Ochoa.

He highlighted the variety of the repertoire, as it includes boleros, inherited from the group “Melodías de Ayer” from which the Septeto emerged in 1995.    

Still in the process of recording at the Siboney Studios of the Egrem, the album stands as a tribute to maestro Reinaldo Creagh, precursor of the first nomination of Santiaguero for the Grammy and composer of two of the songs.   

The most recent production contains works by contemporary trova, guaracha and bolero authors, and by musicians from the Septeto Santiaguero such as Rudens Matos ( La jelenguera and Memories of yesterday ), Inocencio “ Chencho ” Heredia ( Y sigo pa´lante and Los mangos bajitos ) and the same Fernando Dewar ( The party of the changüí ), also commented the tresero .    

The album is a tribute to the soneros, dancers, former members of the group, institutions that support their work, and, above all, to Santiago de Cuba, from where they defend popular and traditional music, and try to perpetuate the son as an identity genre of the city.  (ACN) (Photo: File)