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Papi Oviedo

b. Gilberto Oviedo, 1934, Havana, Cuba. The kid of Isaac Oviedo, the renowned songwriter and get good at from the tres (traditional Cuban electric guitar), Papi continuing in the family members custom, playing the tres from an early on age. He produced his initial group, a trio with whom he busked in the roads of Havana, in 1949. He became a member of the band of Enrique Perez in 1954, and shifted to try out with Conjunto Delicious chocolate and then using the music group of trumpeter Felix Chapottín. In 1981 Papi joined up with Orquesta Revé. He remained with them for another 14 years, documenting thoroughly and touring all over the world. He still left Reve in 1995 to create his very own group, Papi Oviedo Y Su Soneros, which highlighted an all-acoustic line-up of tres, electric guitar, trumpets, bass and percussion, and vocalists Maria Cristina Azcuy and Miguel Martinez Rajas. Both vocalists acquired previously sung with a few of Cuba’s leading groupings. The group documented their debut, Encventro Entre Soneros, in 1996 at ICAIC studios in Havana. Released a season later, the record provides a great introduction with their traditional Cuban ‘kid’ sound.

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