For the more discerning music-lover, Buika's the real deal! If you can, try to follow master drummer Dafnis Prieto, prepare for lift-off!!!;)
Wanna see a group of grown men running away from a mouse?, watch what happens when they turn on this video!;) A few points 1st -
- This music is extremely well played, is a derivative of a music with roots in the Latin Jazz behemoth; Irakere (Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera). It's all the rage in Cuba and its called Timba.
- The music swings mightily and allows room for and encourages, extended solos!
- The people like to get dolled up, and than proceed to sweat their asses off, not by simply dancing, but improvising on the dancefloor.
There was a time when the exact same things used to be said about JAZZ!;)