Familia Valera Miranda - "Antonie 'Tato' Garcia & Sabrina Romero"

[Long Distance 0610206]
(available from HarmoniaMundi 02087099500)

An album built around the musical connection between Cuba and Puerto Rico and Catalan gypsies, here Antonie 'Tato' Garcia met up with La Familia Valera Miranda the virtuoso family band from Santiago de Cuba which has created and preserved the trova and son music traditions of Cuba's Oriente province <strong>. </strong>Later they were joined by Sabrina Romero and this marriage of styles that dates back many years was given fresh life as the flamenco flair eases itself into the laid back son rhythms in a way that makes it all so natural. Delightful Graham Radley