- Havana Berlin (2011) –> order CD
01. Para Mis Amigos*
02. Mi Amor*
03. La Musa
04. Pa’ Qué Me Vale
05. Como La Primera Vez*
06. Havana Berlin
07. El Cazanguero
09. El Reencuentro*
10. Chanchan Son*
*short music samples
In November 2011 the band released their second album called „Havana Berlin“. This time distances itself more from a pure salsa sound – although the opening song “Para Mis Amigos” should strike directly into every limb of the body, putting any “salsero” in motion. With a keen sense of the hybrid structures of Latin music integrate elements of rock, flamenco, pop-bolero, samba, cha cha, merengue, rap and jazz into their compositions – all driven by fireworks of percussion, hot brass lines and a captivating voice.
danytimba.blogspot.com – Elwatusi.com (New York, NY, USA): This band, featuring the amazing singer Mayelis Guyat, continues to push the conventions of salsa and timba. Note the well crafted elements of rock (“La Musa”) and the creative fusing of flamenco with sizzling salsa (“Mi Amor”). Timba fans will relish the sparkling “El Cazanguero.” has jumped way high on my list of favorite contemporary salsa-timba bands, and they ought to be very well received on the world stage. Very Highly Recommended.
Folker: … this salsa band from Berlin exists seven years now and on their second album, they sound nicely matured – as if they have reached their destination…
freundin DONNA: … On their second album “Havana Berlin”, the seven member salsa-band gave everything they’ve got. Cuban rhythms combined with jazz, soul, and funk – made in the streets of Germanyʼs capital? – Works superbly!