Named after the bassist and prolific composer who formed this seminal son combo in Havana in 1927(!), Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro de Cuba plays hardcore pre-revolution dance music with a suavecito swagger. The instrumentation–percussion, guitar, and trumpet–ensures a tight connection to son‘s rumba roots. Indeed, the group’s latest album is titled Sin Rumba No Hay Son! (Without Rumba There Is No Son!). The group makes their second US appearance in 76 years as part of the citywide Â¡Si Cuba! Festival.
Sat., April 16, 10 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 6, 2011