Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cuban grandfathers roll up with rum and cigars

(By Jacqueline Williams). They smoke cigars, drink rum and sing and dance to their hearts content. That's the secret to the men who are the the heart of the long run of the show, The Grandfathers of Cuban Music.

The grandfathers themselves singer Reynaldo Creagh, 94, guitarist Maracaibo, 86, and pianist Maestro Rubalcaba, 85 are in Australia paying homage to the original spirit of the music of Cuba. On tour with a group of 12 in The Bar at Buena Vista The Grandfathers of Cuban Music, the three have been working together for years and are now considered the Cuban masters of music.

The production's youngest member, Leonel Gamboa, said the show was a passport to another time Havana in the 1940s and 1950s to a bar where original Cuban music and dance was rife.

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