Jose Roberto Hernandez - guitar, coro
Manuel Constancio - guitar, coro
John Santos - percussion, coro
Sunday, September 13th, 2015
concert 8:00 to 9:30
Casa de Cultura
1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
(corner of Hearst)
Check out this version of A Mi Manera by iconic Cuban composer Marcelino Guerra. Ernesto is accompanied here solely by the exquisite guitar work of Jose Roberto Hernandez. (From the CD Siempre Clásico - Ernesto Oviedo with the John Santos Sextet and special guests)
Ernesto Oviedo is one of the pre-eminent boleristas (singer of romantic ballads) in the world today. He is from a royal Cuban musical family of soneros - the son of pioneer tresero/composer Isaac Oviedo and older brother of Buena Vista Social Club tresero Papi Oviedo. The Cuban son runs in his veins, but it is the bolero, beloved throughout Latin America and deeply evolved in Cuba, that has become his trademark. His exquisite renditions of classic boleros from all over Latin America have put him in a unique class of traditional boleristas that few if any, can touch today. You may have seen him featured along with his father, brothers, sister and other family members in the Routes of Rhythm PBS documentary hosted by Harry Belafonte which was filmed 30 years ago! Until his retirement last year, Ernesto Oviedo was a long time member of the legendary Orquesta Estrellas Cubanas (founded in 1959) in Havana. At 80 years young, Oviedo's clarity of sound and range defy his 60 years as a professional vocalist who has toured the world. Siempre Clásico, produced by John Santos for his Machete Records label (2014), is the first and only recording featuring maestro Oviedo under his own name! It showcases Mr. Oviedo's mastery within the context of several genres of traditional Cuban music such as the bolero, son, rumba, bembé, afro, and the regal danzón.
See more of Ernesto Oviedo in www.jazzcaribe.blogspot. com (02/18/2014).
We want to share this exclusive video recently where Mr. Ernesto Oviedo, in the company of John Santos Sextet, sings "Alma Mia" your "Siempre Clasico" CD Live at Yoshis Jazz site, Oakland:
¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!