Kiki Valera Son Cubano lives

A live performance – with dancers – by Kiki Valera y Su Son Cubano featuring the title track of their album “Vivencias en Clave Cubana”.

Vivencias, written by Kiki Valera and Coco Freeman

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Kiki Valera is the oldest son of the famed La Familia Valera Miranda septet, a multi-generational traditional music group from Santiago de Cuba.

Kiki began in music on the tres as a child under the direction of his father Felix. He attended the prestigious Conservatorio Estaban Salas in Santiago de Cuba and was touring internationally since the age of 15.

Active since the 19th century, La Familia Valera Miranda has been instrumental in collecting and preserving the musical treasures of Oriente’s Sierra Maestra mountrains

Personnel:

Kiki Valera – director and cuatro
Coco Freeman – lead singer
Jose Luis Losada – guitar
Alain Garcia Bueno – coros
Angel Caballito Beltran – trumpet
Angel Beltran Contreras – trumpet
Adolfo Aguilera- bass
Emilio Rodriguez – congas
Carmen Rosa Alarcón – maracas
Ernesto Valera Alarcón – bongo

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