(Spanish) "Yo sigo siendo cubano" es un proyecto soñado por mi hace mucho tiempo y despues de 8 años de vivir fuera de mi pais me fuí a Cuba a encontrarme con los viejos amigos y grabar estos 8 temas rodeado de un ambiente de buenos momento , recuerdos de juventud, amistad y buena música.
Por eso quiero dar las gracias a todo ellos, viejos y nuevos amigos que colaboraron de una manera especial en este sueño convertido en realidad. A ellos y a todos los amigos del mundo fue dedicado el tema "ENTRE AMIGOS".
Humberto Gómez Vera
(English)"Yo sigo siendo cubano" is a project dreamed by my long time ago and after 8 years to live outside I travel to my country (Cuba) to meet with old friends and record these 8 song , surrounded by a good , good moment, memories of youth, friendship and good music. For that reason I want to thank to all they, old and new friends who collaborated in fact of a special way in this dream turned in reality. To them and all the friends of the world the subject "ENTRE AMIGOS" was dedicated.
Humberto Gómez Vera
When seeing another record labeled "Cuban All Stars" at the local shop, it?s
important to proceed with caution! These recordings often cover the same
body of music, endlessly, using the same arrangements. Why? A longing for
a simpler, happier time, that never really happened? Not this record!
Humberto?s stint with "Estrellas De Ritmo" (the legendary Son group) on bass
as a teenager, to his song "Oro Verde" recorded by Omara Portundo in the
70?s, to his work as a writer and arranger with the Cuban National
Television for over 15 years, to his moving to Europe, have all led to this
particular recording that you now hold in your hand. Humberto, back in
Havana, recording with old friends, who for the last 15 years or so have
been working setting the pace of modern Cuban music. Cesar Lopez, Jorge
Reyes, and Chicoy from Irakere, and Emilio Morales from NG La Banda, plus
the phenomenal young congero Oliver Valdez, and a few other surprise guests.
Modern Cuban music, in the tradition.
Director, Copenhagen University Latin Ensemble
Copenhagen University, Music Institute