Grupo Compay Segundo

La Leyenda Del Chan Chan

"Grupo Compay Segundo, the legend of Chan Chan, has returned Europe.”

As a true master of words and music, Compay Segundo is a legend in his native Cuba, but he and his music also enjoyed massive popularity around the world. With his trademark cigar and panama hat, he mastered the “armonico” like nobody else – a seven-stringed guitar that he created.

After he passed away in July 2003, his son, Salvador Repilado, who had also been his double bass player, became director of his orchestra.

Together with his father and Hugo Garzon, Repilado was also part of the world famous Buena Vista Social Club project, and it was their song "Chan Chan" that became the masterpiece of this project. As official ambassadors of Cuban music around the world, the Grupo Compay Segundo proudly carries the identity of the "SON" and traditional Cuban music.

The band continues to tour throughout the world, captivating audiences wherever they go with their infectious humour and cheerfulness as they sing songs like "Macusa", "Saboroso", "Anita", "Las Flores de la Vida", and of course the legendary “Chan Chan”. They have also performed with great artists such as Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Charles Aznavour, Teresa Garcia Caturla, Isaac Delgado and Lou Bega, to name but a few.

This is an amazing show that no Cuban SON aficionados should miss!

  • Orchestra Director, double bass and backing vocals: Salvador Repilado Labrada
  • Félix Martínez Montero (armónico and backing vocals)
  • Hugo Garzón Bargalló (lead vocals and maracas)
  • Nilso Arias Fernández (secondary vocals and guitar)
  • Rafael Inciarte Rodríguez (clarinet and backing vocals)
  • Haskell Armenteros Pons (clarinet and backing vocals)
  • Rafael Inciarte Cordero (bass clarinet)
  • Rafael Fournier Navarro (percussion)
  • Yoel Matos Rodriguez (guitar and backing vocals)

Photos:

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Audiosamples:

  • Chan Chan

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  • El Vendedor de Agua

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  • Perfidia

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