César "Pupy" Pedroso (aka, "Pupi Pedroso") is one of the key figures not only in Timba, but in the last 30+ years of Cuban pop music. As well as being one Cuba's best and most prolific composers, he played a seminal role in revolutionizing the art of salsa piano playing.
He started with Orquesta Revé and then became a founding member of Los Van Van. In the summer of 2001, he left to form his own group, "Pupy y Los Que Son Son", which has already released two great CD's which have Cuba and Timba fans around the world buzzing. Click here for Pepe Martínez insightful review of Qué cosas tiene la vida.
Click on Interviews above to read an interview in Spanish, from August, 2002 by Majela Serrano. The Discs button will take you to an overview of Pupy's recordings and a full review of his most recent album, complete with 30 mp3 audio examples, by Pepe Martínez. The review is available in both English and Spanish
One of Pupy's favorite collaborators was the late great lyricist Rodolfo Cárdenas, who wrote such LVV classics as "Que le den candela". Be sure to read (and listen to) Ilán Greenfield's moving retrospective of this great musical partnership -- "De Roldofo Cárdenas y Pupy Pedroso".