Puro Son

Puro Son

BandLatin

Biography

Miguelito Valdes (www.miguelitovaldes.com) carries a rich history of performing with many of Cuba’s top performers, including the Cabaret Tropicana Orquestra, Pablo Milanes, Isaac Delgado, Mayito Rivera, Klimax and has participated in award-winning recordings such as “La Rumba Soy Yo”, which won a Latin Grammy in 2001. In 2000, he began playing with Omara Portuondo (Diva singer of Buena Vista Social Club) with whom he traveled around the world for 6 years. He has also played with important jazz musicians abroad, including Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Wayne Shorter, and many others.

Upon his arrival to Vancouver in March 2006, Miguelito Valdes noted that Vancouver, and in fact Canada, was being deprived of the joy that true traditional Cuban music is, and decided to bring his love for music to an already vibrant Vancouver latin music scene. Miguelito combined his talent with that of five other Cuban musicians already settled in Vancouver. Together, they formed one of the most popular Cuban Bands in the city, Puro Son. In one short year the group has already played at many festivals across Canada, and shared the stage with international Puerto Rican star Gilberto Santa Rosa. Miguelito Valdes y Puro Son is his wife, Cynthia Rodriguez (Piano), Arianne Charon (Double Bass), Zahili Gonzalez (Lead Vocal), Jesus Hierrezuelos (Bongo), and Eddy Labrada (Congas). The three women in the group also perform with the all-female Cuban group D'Talle, who have appeared on the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland in recent years.

Lyrics

reflejo

Written By: Arianne M Charon

Y sigo aqui frente al espejo
de mi habitacion;
Y me pregunto
donde esta la luz
que tu alma me dejo;
Donde se fue el resplandor
que vi en tus ojos
Mientras miraba tu rostro
con ternura
y se me iba la vida
con tu adios.

Yo sigo aqui
quiza tu andas
por el mundo caminando
Y sigo aqui
alimentando mi alma
con tu voz;
y aqui estare
siguiendo el curso natural
que da la vida
haciendo musica
curando mis heridas
y esperando el momento
de ya no estar mas aqui

Y aun asi
aunque este lejos
de tu mundo vivire
con el recuerdo
de tu boca y tu sonrisa
en mi memoria
cual escrito en un papel
porque...
yo sigo aqui
y para siempre seguire
estando aqui.

Guaguason

Written By: Arianne M Charon

Hoy a mi Son yo le canto
porque inspirada yo estoy
quiero rendirle homenaje
mi Son merece cancion

En cada historia lo oyes
es de la vida el reflejo
alegra los corazones
y nos alivia el dolor

Porque me mi Son
es de los grandes cantores
porque mi Son
tiene en el alma una flor
y cuando escuchas
con atencion su mensaje
no caben dudas
que es de mi Cuba el mejor

Y es que en mi Son
suenan los grandes tambores
y es que en mi Son
la melodia es mejor
Y nos deleita
con las mas bellas canciones
mi Son de oriente
es de este mundo el mejor

Hoy a mi Son yo le canto
porque inspirada yo estoy
quiero rendirle homenaje
mi Son merece cancion