raul paz

raul paz

 Paris, Île-de-France, FRA
BandLatinPop

since few years, Raul Paz has become the headliner of the new latin generation, mixing his cuban roots with european pop and electronics...

Biography

En Vivo - 1rst CD-DVD Live Naive - 2007
First Live in Cuba, First DVD, first Best of Sometimes the first time are also to celebrate real big feasts.
Back after five albums recorded, toured around the world, return to fill this gap also, "It was very important for me to play here in Cuba, insists Raul Paz, in front of an audience that includes so my music, my lyrics , the third degrees, the tricks I wanted to get their endorsement, to see them take my music. I needed that, as a son needs his father told him he was proud of him. "
So, in Acapulco, a movie theater in Havana, where student, Raul came to play Cuban groups who have scored - upon return to the stage, the emotion was of course very strong. After Havana, it was Pinar del Rio, the hometown of Raul. Two concerts in a special Italian stage, "Milanes" small candy box rococo where family, friends and all those who were lucky enough to have a ticket took place two nights in a row. Raul had eight or nine years when for the first time he went on stage to "Milanes." "Full Circle "

In total, two very different moods. If the concert in Havana is the encounter with the Cuban public, those of Pinar del Rio are from back home.

In Acapulco, played a lot of titles from "Revolucion" and "Mulata" The opening of the concert sets the tone with "El beso" within the groove revisited. "A concert is more funky recognizes Raul, with some sometimes close to the R & B and electro, as on" Policia. " ". Each song takes on a new dimension scene. "The pace is there, the piano, brass, percussion particular we refer to a Cuban sound, but the melodic turns and arrangements emerge completely cliches that can be done in Cuban music, and to play be free, "said Raul.
"It was what they were expecting from me, they wanted to hear music open to diverse influences in the world today. "Over the past few years, Raul Cuba is recognized as the one who brings a true renaissance in Cuban sound. There has enjoyed strong popularity since the success of the title "Mama," which has won two victories at the Premios Lucas.

The concert of Pinar del Rio starts with the song "En Casa", which is his record as borrowing from the acoustic Cuban musical tradition, and songs from his childhood. "El Nino", the largest Cuban percussionist soon brings his passion and sensuality of sonero.
Gradually the sounds of traditional tres mix of sonorities rhodes and the alchemy of his place of Raul and is in an intimate concert and charged with emotion.
"Mama" is the title that closing these 2 concerts: The version of Havana flirt with accents from California, Steely Dan is not so far. That of Pinar del Rio is an opportunity of a game between Raul and the public who sings in his footsteps, a moment permitted by the intimacy of the room. There is a modesty in Milanes and more, far away closer to musicians and spectators.

There are lots of love in this return to Cuba, all the strength of this adventure is there. No resentment, no the other hand, simply want to share together a moment's pleasure, happiness. The desire to show that it was possible, that such concerts could be held anyway. The also want to say that we can live with their differences and that the world becomes more beautiful.
This sentiment is now shared by a generation of artists and intellectuals Cubans who are considering today a "third way" for their country, a future of reconciliation and acceptance of differences. Raul Paz is currently preparing a documentary on the emergence of this new impetus. The testimonies collected from the writer Wendy Guerra, Laura de la Uz, actress most prominent of Cuba, or the painter Javier Guerra all point in this direction. "We adopt a different position than that artists or intellectuals took in the past, we want to be able to coexist or all together, it seems little, but it's important to Cuba, says Raul. This third way, it passes through the arts today, through the creation. "A path that many countries seeking democratic alternative had actually borrowed Buena Suerte amigos!

Discography

En Vivo - 1rst CD-DVD Live - Naive - 2007
En Casa - Naive - 2006
Revolucion - Naive - 2005
Mulata - Naive - 2003
Blanco y Negro - RMM - 2000
Contigo - Kontor records - 2000
Cuba Libre - Rue Bleue - 1999