Sierra Maestra - Sonando Ya (4 stars)

Sierra Maestra - Sonando Ya

(World Village)

Music doesn’t come more seductive than Havana’s glorious Sierra Maestra, who sparked the revival that lead to Buena Vista Social Club’s music sweeping the globe. About to tour the UK (dates in Dunfermline, Sat 27 Mar; Stirling, Sun 28 Mar) with five original musicians in place, they dazzle with a stunning set of new songs of their own, plus some classics. Sung by their irresistible cocktail of voices, mixing the rough hewn with serenading tones over layers of percussion and burnished trumpet, the wistful desire they power into lines like, ‘No me imaginó la vida sin tí (‘I can’t imagine life without you’) is unbeatable.

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