Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pupy y Los Que Son Son

(Posted by Sean)
I’m a big Salif Keita fan so I was in heaven Sunday afternoon when the man with “the golden voice” and his star studded band rocked the SummerStage crowd.

And then I went back to Brooklyn to freshen up and head back into Manhattan for el maestro, Pupy y Los Que Son Son. Pupy was the keyboard player and composer of many hits by Cuba’s Los Van Van. And now he has a great sounding band of mostly young players. Not just great. Fierce! The blasting four piece horn section. The classy rhythm section. Three charismatic singers who took turns soloing and dancing while the two others backed them up. Wow! The level of musicianship, the confidence, the playfulness. It takes me to back in the day when I was lucky enough to travel to Cuba and you just saw band after band that blew you away. See for yourself with these videos I shot.

(Keep an eye out for footage of Salif's show along with Banning's interview...coming soon.)

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PUPY @ SOB's--Vid 1

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PUPY @ SOB's--Vid 2

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PUPY @ SOB's--Vid 3

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PUPY @ SOB's--Vid 4

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PUPY @ SOB's--Vid 5

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PUPY @ SOB's--Vid 6
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