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To stir and talk about love

Yaíma Orozco and Migue de la Rosa are joined by Santa Clara, the trova and an old friendship. To stir is his last alliance, one in which, in two voices and in 12 songs, they make a tour of the Cuban song accompanied by a guitar.

"Yaíma Orozco looks like a song", I was reading. Migue de la Rosa, on the other hand, is one of those Cubans who has spread our trova throughout the world and who always returns to Cuba to be inspired by its roots. It is not unreasonable to venture that from these crosses of Cuban song and trova and from everywhere, good music can only come out.

To stir is an informal album that was formally released in 2017. It was born of the desire to sing of two friends and was recorded in the courtyard of the Hermanos Saíz de Santa Clara Association, on any given day of downloading.

From its cover, the two young troubadours poke through old cassettes in a mixer, alluding, perhaps, to the variety of authors that intermingle on the record. Pepe del Valle, Donato Poveda, Carlos Lage, Mane Ferret and José Nicolás, just to mention some, appear in this tribute to Cuban songs produced in the 1990s.

We find in To stir to a Yaíma Orozco with a more mature voice, in perfect harmony with Migue de la Rosa. With love as a common thread, the interpreters break into Vida, moved by a soft melody, a kind of nana that recalls the most classic Cuban song, and end with It looks like a downpour, a declaration of love and loyalty. To complement the speech is Give me faith, a theme that rounds the premise that this is an album to talk about romantic love and confessions of the heart, and where the feeling of the bolero and the guitar are torn in feelings along with the pair of voices.

The "danceable" note of the album contributes They are from Eliodoro and The key, simple sonera essence that refresh our ears while claiming the Cuban song from another of its variants.

Near the end of the album and connecting directly from the lyrics to the album title, arrives Odor, the first song that Yaíma and Migue sang together in concert. Composed by Roly Berrío, Odor It is a vibrant and love song that perhaps summarizes how we feel when we finish listening to the album.

What was born of the casual connections of the voices of two troubadour friends, almost "unintentionally", became a Cuban song record at the height of this genre. To stir It is a special album for happy and unhappy sad lovers, to find those songs that were lost in the whirlwinds of music over the years and, rescued even from that shake, they manage to fall in love again.

Ailén Rivero Journalist. Activist for sexual rights. Feminist, ecologist, left. And music lover, of course. More posts

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