Sonando Ya – Sierra Maestra
The Cuban group Sierra Maestra release their new CD Sonando Ya this month with 13 contagious songs. Since 1976, Sierra Maestra has been mixing classics of the Golden Age with newly written songs, becoming popular in Cuba and around the world because of this randomness. After a considerable lull of some 40 years, they are now back with five of the nine original members on board. The album is full of rhythm and beats and infectious songs such as Perdona mi Traicion written by Omar Boza, current director of the Septeto Cubanacan, and ‘Pal’ monte’ written by Erden Hernandez, with more contemporary elements than usual.