MP3 George Peguero - A Cuba
Combining traditional Afro - Cuban rhythms with elements of timba, this exciting and original salsa album from George Peguero ''El Clarin'' introduces an extraordinary new singing and song - writing talent to the world of latin music.
10 MP3 Songs
LATIN: General, LATIN: Salsa
George Peguero âEl ClarÃnâ is a gifted singer and composer who was born in the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba, the home of salsa, son and sonero.
While still a child he won many national singing competitions and appeared several times on Cuban television. He started writing songs when he was just 10 years old.
In 1989, determined to pursue a career as a musician and singer, George left his hometown to live in the capital, Havana.
There he made his living singing and playing the guitar in the most famous bar in Cuba, the âBodeguita del Medioâ, a favourite haunt of Ernest Hemingway and a meeting place for Cuban artists, poets, and writers.
Two years later George joined the salsa band âCharanga Latinaâ as a singer and songwriter. Charanga Latina, under the direction of Enrique Alvarez, was considered one of the top salsa bands of the day and performed regularly throughout Europe and Latin America.
George featured on their album âMi Violin Charangueraâ and his compositions âComo firma en un papelâ and âAxtracto de lo Naturelâ were number one hits on Cuban radio for several weeks.
With Charanga Latina George had the opportunity to perform alongside some of the great Cuban salsa stars such as Alfredo de la FÃ©, Rolo Martinez, Maracas, Manolito y Trabuco, and Pablo F G y La Charanga Habanera.
George left Charanga Latina in 1998 and moved to London, where he made his first appearance as a solo artist in support of Gilberto Santa Rosa at La Scala in November 2000.
Since then he has resided at several Latin clubs in London and has performed throughout the UK with a well -established London - based salsa outfit, Grupo CachÃ©.
At the beginning of this year, George was nominated joint winner of the Best New Artist of 2002 award by the Cuban radio station Radio CMKC.
George is a dynamic performer with a sensual and thrilling voice.
âA Cubaâ, combining traditional Afro - Cuban rhythms with elements of timba, was released in 2002 and all the songs on the album are Georgeâs own compositions. The songs are both melodic and exciting.
With his newly - established salsa band George is promoting his music in the UK and throughout the world.