Santiago De Cuba - La Reina Del Son
Catalog: FA 5389
Composed by: Various Artists
Four years before the musical adventure that led Ry Cooder in Havana to record the legendary â€œBuena Vista Social Clubâ€, FranÃ§ois Jouffa had recorded the most important singers and musicians of Santiago de Cuba, the countryâ€™s second city and the capital of son. The blending of African, European and American, but also Haitian, influences have made Santiago de Cubaâ€™s music the embodiment of Cubanness, the best of which is here handed down to posterity thanks to FranÃ§ois Jouffa.