Cuban melodies of Brisas del Palmar

Cuban group Brisas del Palmar set to perform at the Dream Cafe on Thursday

Brisas del Palmar

Brisas del Palmar

A Cuban trio brings its traditional music style to The Dream Cafe on Aug. 21.

The group, Brisas del Palmar, from Santiago, Cuba, was formed by brothers Rosel and Yordanis Lamoru Cancanon in 1999, with Rosel serving as arranger, composer and guitarist.

Brisas del Palmar is a part of 450 Group, which is a prestigious catalogue of the top Cuban music groups at the Cuban Institute of Music. The group is known for their ability to arrange, perform and harmonize their voices to produce a sound that is captivating to its audiences.

They present a varied repertoire of traditional Cuban music, a capellas, romantic ballads, salsa, son, guaracha, merengue, cumbia and bachata, with music and original compositions, reflecting their unique style and interpretation.

Rosel is a lead vocalist, guitarist, composer, arranger and the director of Brisas del Palmar since 1999.

He is a self-taught musician from Cayo Mambi in the province of Holquin, Cuba, who has become recognized for an extensive repertoire of not only his compositions but also for his diverse musical approach.

Yordanis who is as a vocalist, r,equinto guitarist and minor percussionist, also joined the band in 1999.

The band’s third member, Julio Avila Gainza, has a musical journey dating back to when he was seven years old, when he played with his brothers and cousins in a group called Forjadores del Futuro, performing Changui, a musical genre that has roots in Julio’s home province of Guantanamo, Cuba.

The band is known in Cuba as one of the leading groups of traditional music.

In 2012, they represented Cuba in the First Cultural Encounter Cuba – Honduras in the province Usulután in El Salvador.

Tickets are $24 and reservations can be made by calling 250-490-9012 or via e-mail to:

Doors open at 6 p.m. and showtime is at 8 p.m.

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