Harold López-Nussa’s Debuts Newest Music Video “El Buey Cansao” Featuring Cimafunk
Pianist/Composer Harold López-Nussa Releases
Latest Music Video for “El Buey Cansao”
Featuring International Superstar Cimafunk
Music Video Premiering at 1PM EST via Facebook
Available Everywhere via Mack Avenue Records
Video Directed by Award Winning Directors Raupa, Mala
and Nelson Ponce and Features Cuban Dance Troupe;
The Lizt Alfonso Dance Company
“True to the defiant spirit of the phrase, Havana-based pianist Harold López-Nussa’s
new album explodes and expands contemporary narratives around modern
jazz, ingeniously incorporating myriad Afro-Cuban styles.” – DownBeat
“Te Lo Dije is rip-roaring fun, often flying by at a breathless clip.
It’s also astonishingly fresh.” – DownBeat
“Havana-based pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa captures the
joyous, dancing, vibrant music of today’s Cuba with an exhilarating marriage
of jazz and Cuban pop music, defiantly standing up to the doubters
who failed to share his radical vision.” – Glide Magazine
“López-Nussa’s arrangement preserves the swirling sense of mystery
and longing at the song’s core, but injects it with a healthy dose of groove
courtesy of a propulsive piano ostinato, a searing solo by Pierani and
some white-hot cajon work from Ruy Adrian López-Nussa.” – Jazziz
“‘Jazzton’, is a super-charged shot of Latin jazz infused
with reggaeton rhythms.” – Sounds and Colours
Watch the Official Music Video for Harold López-Nussa’s “El Buey Cansao” Ft. Cimafunk
Harold López-Nussa is proud to release his dynamic music video for “El Buey Cansao” featuring funk superstar Cimafunk. The video — directed by award winning directors Raupa, Mala and Nelson Ponce and features Cuban Dance Troupe; The Lizt Alfonso Dance Company — is a tribute to classic cuban music and dance with their version of the Los Van Van classic dance tune and will be making it’s premiere on over two dozen Facebook pages from the international jazz community today, Wednesday, September 16 at 1PM EST.
Much like its near equivalent in English, “I told you so,” the Spanish phrase “Te lo dije” can be deployed as a boast or a put-down – often both at once. López-Nussa throws down that gauntlet on Te Lo Dije, available via Mack Avenue Records. The album features the pianist’s core quartet of drummer Ruy Adrián López-Nussa, bassist Julio César González and trumpeter Mayquel González, bolstered by a number of special guests including Afro-Cuban funk superstar Cimafunk; French accordionist Vincent Peirani; famed Cuban reggaeton vocalist Randy Malcom; and vocalist Kelvis Ochoa.
The combustible blend of Afro-Cuban and modern jazz that has marked all of the pianist’s acclaimed releases is enlivened by the sounds that thrill modern Cuban audiences: the Songo of the iconic band Los Van Van, the Mozambique of Pello el Afrokan, the reggaeton that has swept Latin America and the world since the late 90s. The results pulse with the lifeblood that runs through the streets of Havana.
“El Buey Cansao” is a song by Los Van Van, a band that has been enormously popular and influential in Cuba over the last 50 years. For his version, the pianist invited one of the biggest contemporary stars on the island, Cimafunk, to sing. The video features a beautiful performance from a Cuban dance troupe and pays tribute to the performances from classic latin television shows from the 1960s. The dancers in the video hail from the Lizt Alfonso Dance Company and the choreography features a range of Latin styles. The video was directed by audiovisual award winners Raupa, Mala and Nelson Ponce.
Check online with these organizations to see the video:
DownBeat Magazine, JazzTimes, Detroit Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, JazzCorner, 3DFamily, Blues Alley, Blue Note at Sea, Blue Note New York, Caramba Culture Live, Cimafunk, Cubanos Todos, Donna Lee PR Agency, F-Cat Productions, Global Arts Live, Hybrid Jazz, KUVO Jazz, Le Jazz Et La Salsa, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, Los Van Van, Magazine AMPM, New Morning (Paris), OnCuba, Revista Garbos, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, SFJAZZ, Sun Music, TSF JAZZ, WGBH, WUSF All Night Jazz
About Harold López-Nussa
The music of pianist/composer Harold López-Nussa reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation and interaction. López-Nussa studied classical piano at the Manuel Saumell Elementary School of Music, the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA). His career gracefully spans styles, from his recording of Heitor Villa-Lobos ́ Fourth Piano Concerto with Cuba’s National Symphony Orchestra to his featured role on the album Ninety Miles, playing alongside jazz stars David Sánchez, Christian Scott and Stefon Harris. Te Lo Dije is the ninth album in a catalogue that includes exquisite classical pieces, mesmerizing solo creations and explosive jazz trio outings.
Harold López-Nussa · Te Lo Dije
Mack Avenue Records · Release Date: August 28, 2020
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