“A seriously refreshing listen and a complete triumph. Hats off to Ana Carla Maza.” Songlines magazine loved “Bahía”, the latest album from the Havana-born virtuoso cellist, vocalist and composer, who is living in Spain. Her music draws on Cuban son, samba, bossa nova, tango, jazz and chanson and, as she says, also on “my travels, the stories and people I have met along the way”. She is a compelling live performer and audiences always join in the singing and can sense the unmistakable pure passion of “A tomar cafe” – a song which Maza dedicates to Miriam Valdés. She is the sister of the great Chucho Valdés who taught her the piano when she was just five years old before she took up the cello at the age of eight.
Ana Carla Maza (clo, voc), Norman Peplow (p), Luis Guerra (percs), Marc Ayza (dr)
Events on the trade fair programme can only be attended with prior registration for the trade fair.
Tickets can be purchased for the events and concerts of the festival – including the showcases.
There are no individual tickets for the opening ceremony on Thursday, 27 April at 1 p.m. The event is open to registered trade visitors and holders of a regular festival ticket.