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El Viaje

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El Viaje
El Viaje


"El Viaje" (The Journey), the title track of Cuban pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, seems to sway gently like a boat in the water - as if readying for a voyage or returning to port after arrival - trumpet and voices whispering memories. This scene aptly describes López-Nussa's experiences of traveling throughout the world, yet always finding his way back to his hometown of Havana, Cuba. This journey of body and spirit has led simultaneously to a musical exploration where he visits various genres and ideas while staying true to his foundational roots. The release of López-Nussa's music stateside is a significant postscript to President Obama's trip to Havana in March 2016. The conservatory-trained pianist is the first Cuba-based musician (he has dual citizenship in both Cuba and France) to release an album internationally since the lifting of many of the restrictions associated with the longstanding trade embargo. States Mack Avenue Records President Denny Stilwell, "Harold follows in the modern day tradition of exemplary Cuban pianists who have recorded and toured internationally. We feel he is an emerging artist with immense creative potential to break through." 'El Viaje' features The Harold López-Nussa Trio with younger brother Ruy Adrián López-Nussa on drums and percussion; and from Senegal, Alune Wade on bass and vocals. This trio is augmented on certain tracks with guests including his father Ruy Francisco López-Nussa on drums, Mayquel González on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Dreiser Durruthy and Adel González on percussion.


  1. Name
  2. Me Voy Pá Cuba
  3. Africa
  4. Feria
  5. Lobo's Cha
  6. Bacalao Con Pan
  7. El Viaje
  8. Mozambique En Mi B
  9. D Una Fábula
  10. Inspiracion En Connecticut
  11. Oriente
  12. Improv (Me Voy Pá Cuba)
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