Son Ache

Presenting SON ACHÉ “One wicked Latin dance band!” - Jane Houghton, Toronto. com, February 2002 If you pop into Cevejaria on Toronto’s College Street for a drink or a bite to eat, on a Friday evening, be prepared to settle in for the night -- when Son Aché begins to play their Afro-Cuban rhythms and bouncy son montunos with an urban twist (to an always- packed house), you will not want to leave. It’s “get up and shake your butt” music dotted with a few romantic Cuban boleros, which allow dancers to catch a breath. Toronto has it’s own Buena Vista Social Club; though they are collectively younger with a fresh urban vibe and energy, expect to hear melodies and rhythms firmly rooted in the traditions of the Cuban guajiros, of guitars, percussion and voice – close your eyes for a moment and you’re magically transported back to the Golden Age of Cuba’s Tropicana shows, to the streets of Havana, when life was music and music was life. Patrons eagerly return week after week for a dose of charm, and a warm reminder of tropical revelry, holidays, and for some, of home. Come well-rested, and don’t plan on sitting for very long, this irresistible music will coax you to the dance floor, get your blood flowing, lift your spirits and seep into your pores. “a set up engineered specifically for dance floor demolition…” Matt Galloway, NOW Magazine, February 2002 Once, the communal dance floor has indeed been demolished, it’s time to go home, and you decide that you want more, their highly anticipated CD Aprovéchame…! will be soon available to the public. BIO/RESUMÉ: This collaboration of some of the top Cuban/Latin musicians in Toronto began in 1999 with mutual goal to compose, interpret and perform classic son montuno, the root of contemporary salsa. Their appeal derives from a successful melding of diverse talent, infectious energy, years of combined musical education, knowledge and experience, and the obvious affection for the music they play: a driving and aggressive tumbao which gives the group it’s contemporary urban edge and ‘sabor’ (flavour). Son Aché maintains the integrity, tradition and passion, while broadening the allure of old cuban son, andengaging a wider audience of dancers and music lovers of all backgrounds.

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