by J Poet
¡Cubanismo! is a Cuban band based in London dedicated to keeping the sound of traditional Cuban dance music alive, albeit with an updated, modern feel. Their albums are all solid, but it’s as a live unit that the band really burns down the house.
Jesús Alamañy, arranger and leader of ¡Cubanismo! was born in Havana and picked up the trumpet as a child. As a child he studied with Lazaro Herera, the oldest trumpeter in Cuba and later studied at Cuba's Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan. He joined Sierra Maestra, another group that helped reinvent Cuban... Read More