Noche Cubana from Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta is a tribute to her motherland and its great troubadours.
“Estrella Acosta not only pays tribute to her roots on this project. Recorded in a very intimate setting, and certainly in very good company, this is a small ensemble giving an inspired performance. At the same time traditional, modern and elegant, this timeless music will take you back in time and space, but may also create some bright moments in the present.”
– Danilo Navas – Latin Jazz Network, Canada
“After spending a while in the land of Latin jazz, it felt like the right time to return to my Cuban music roots, like in the year 2000 with the album and tour Alma Guajira – Cuban Country Songs. The perfect occasion for this was when I reunited in 2019 at the Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam with two of the main players in that swinging band, tres guitarist Carlitos Irarragorri and bassist Pedro Luis Pardo. Luckily, Carlitos, who was visiting Europe from Trinidad, Cuba, could join us for a wonderful concert and stay a couple of extra days. This happy reunion felt so good that we decided to record the music. Pedro Luis has been playing tres guitar in the past years next to his grooving bass. What could better mark a happy return to the countryside than the sound of not one, but two tres guitars! Then there is the swing of master percussionist Gerardo Rosales, and not only my vocals, but also those of Pedro Luis and Carlitos… We are happy to share the result with you: a new album of traditional Cuban songs, Noche Cubana, made with lots of sabor y amor! We are so grateful to be able to present this work, so dear to our heart, for it has brought us joy and hope during these challenging times. We hope it also brings you joy!”
– Estrella Acosta
Noche Cubana is now available in all digital stores.
Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta is one of the most versatile Latin American singers living in Europe. Though Estrella has never stopped singing the folk songs of her motherland, she is equally at home embracing various Brazilian and jazz idioms. With her warm earthy voice she creates an energetic yet intimate and personal style, rooted in the sounds of her native Cuba.
“Estrella Acosta is one of the most versatile Antillean singers of our times.” – Luis Tamargo
“Estrella with her extraordinary contralto… is quite the star in the manner of her expression, her diction and manner in which she delivers on character, gesture and narrative… sings with fervor and soul.” – Raul Da Gama – Latin Jazz Network, Canada