A tribute to the great female composers of Cuba... now available online worldwide
Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta
went on a search in the rich and beautiful musical history of her motherland. There she discovered innovative and rarely heard music composed by women during the last century. In this collection of beautiful songs, she highlights the important role played by women composers in Cuba’s music of the past 100 years. Featured are works by the likes of Marta Valdés, Maria Teresa Vera, Margarita Lecuona and María Cervantes, but also by female composers of younger generations.
Estrella’s warm, personal and original interpretations are supported by an all star band with creative arrangements for horns and strings written by Hilario Duran
, Michael Simon
and Mark Bischoff. The pieces are rounded out by inventive solos from Efraim Trujillo
on saxophones, Mark Bischoff on piano, Michael Simon on trumpet and Orlando ‘Maraca’ Valle on flute. The versatile rhythm team of bassist Samuel Ruiz
and drummer Enrique Firpi
is completed by guest- percussionist Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez
Last fall Estrella presented these songs during her theater tour of the Netherlands, where she lives, together with her Latin jazz quartet Esquina 25 and the all-female Pavadita String Quartet.
Now this homage is released worldwide: the album ‘Mujeres de Luna’ is available for digital download from iTunes, Google Music, CDBaby, Amazon and all your favorite web music stores. It can also be mail-ordered as a CD, with a 16-page booklet and nice pictures, directly from here