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Limited copies available.

2012 MAVO Records
2013 Grammy Nominated New Cuban Express

New Cuban Express

  • New Cuban Express—which marks Valera’s
    sixth record as a leader and a new direction in his playing and writing—consists of eleven Valera originals and two covers, focusing on material derived from the Afro-Cuban tradition.

    MANUEL VALERA | Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards
    YOSVANY TERRY | Alto and Soprano Saxophone, Chekere
    TOM GUARNA | Electric and Acoustic Guitar
    ERIC DOOB | Drums
    MAURICIO HERRERA | Percussion

    the band Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express is a
    project deeply influenced by the experiments of Cuban artists
    from the 70s and 80s. While inspired by artists Irakere, Emiliano Salvador and AfroCuba, this working band creates a
    unique and distinctive style that mixes elements of Jazz, R&B,
    fusion and funk with Cuban music styles.
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