Popularity of Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by timberamayor, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

    The 11th of October MBy su SM will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a concert at Teatro Lázaro Peña in Centro Habana. It is interesting to see how popular the band has become both nationally and internationally. When I was in Cuba in January, Casa de la Música Galiano had a party for the employees and Maykel Blanco was the band they chose. During the party, the boss of CDLM Galiano went on stage and said that Salsa Mayor "is the best matinee at Galiano". Ad in honor of the 10th anniversary fans in Strasbourg uploaded the following video. I think it's cool that the fans like them so well that they have done this little greeting.


    Maykel has done a lot of thinking about how to provide the best possible show to the fans even when on tour. Not everything ahs come to fruition yet, but they have certaibly achieved some of their goals. Here is an interview I did with him in 2013 where he talks about this (among other things) for those who are interested in his ideas. withEnglish subtitles.
     
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  2. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

    Interview on Cuban TV about the 10th anniversary
     
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  3. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    this is one of my favorite bands, they make great Songo, i also congratulate Mikel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor in their 10th anniversary

    best regards all
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
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  4. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    TM, i have a question, Maykel said in the interview that he inherited the name of the band from Javier Sotomayor, who had a band named Salsa Mayor, do you know if this Sotomayor is the track and field athlete?

    best regards
     
  5. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

    Yes it is.
     
  6. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    thanks, by the way, Sotomayor is the current high jump world record holder

    hehehe.... i see that i miss spelled his name in the previous post, we know that the name related to a great musician and to one of the best bands is Maykel not Mikel

    also thanks for the videos and the interviews, i like his answers, although Maykel is a young bandleader, he has done a great job with his band, no doubt, he is one of the best exponents of cuban music today... in the 3rd video he was surprised by great personalities of cuban music, musicians, composers, bandleaders... they gave him their advise and their best wishes, and as a fan of his band, i also wish Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor the best next 10 years

    best regards
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014
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  7. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

  8. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor celebrate 10 years of artistic life in 23yM

    best regards all

     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
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  9. jcarru

    jcarru Changui

    i don't wish to sound dour, but probably my least favorite timba band right now. To me, it sounds like watered down van van most of the time (circa Ay Dios Ampárame) and the compositions are very pedestrian. However, I do like Soy Lo Que Te Jala a lot, the compositions there are pretty good and Yordis is one of the best singers in Cuba...also the most aggresive which I like a lot. He should be in Pupy, cause his singers haven't been very good since Mandy and Pedrito (and even Jannier!) left. That being said, kudos on his success. If he's that popular he must be doing something right. And like I said, I really like Soy Lo Que Te Jala so I don't really dislike him all that much.
     
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  10. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    more from the festivities at 23yM

    best regards all

     
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  11. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

    Maykel's manager, Mirtha Garcia died unexpectedly last night in Havana. I don't know the reason. Everyone who knew her all around the world is quite upset. Maykel cancelled the goodbye concert in Havana before the Peru trip, but the Peru tour is still on as planned. Very sad. I saw her last in January and she was fine. Maykel's post at FB
    https://www.facebook.com/maykelblan...61.1073741834.423863494316071/735475823154835
     
  12. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    RIP, my condolences to the family and everyone close to her, it is my prayer that God gives them the strength to overcome this difficult time, we all know that life goes on, the best for Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor in the Capital of Timba tour

    best regards all
     
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  13. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

    Well not sure this is the right place for this but since there's not much else to say right now, the new DVD by MB y su SM will be out in March and is titled "Cerrando Fila". It was filmed during their anniversary celebration last year. Should be good!
     
  14. estrella

    estrella Tumbao

    Maykel is very popular in The Netherlands and Belgium, He had some really good performances in The Netherlands.

    MB1303.jpg MB1303-2.jpg

    If you like to see them soon....
     
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  15. Tomm

    Tomm Sonero

    Maykel Blanco y su salsa Mayor is often played in Zürich, Bembé and the song with Fonts is played the most...

    They come to Zürich on the 18. of March.... looking forward to it....
     
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  16. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

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    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

  18. bailar y tocar

    bailar y tocar Clave Commander

    We are going to do the Intl Worldwide Rueda de Casino Flashmob to Maykel Blanco's 'Publicalo' from his 2010 release. It has a good feel for rueda and is only 3+ minutes long which is key for a flashmob song. http://flashmob.dileque.si

    I did notice that the Cerrando Fila tracks are not good for rueda... hmmm I wonder if there is a trend here. The newer Mayimbe isn't suited either. I have not heard the newest Van Van yet.
     
  19. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Sonero' Lavoe

    Live music isn't generally suited to rueda if you want short songs without lots of gear changes and muela. But I don't know exactly what you qualify as a good rueda song. Hard to find any song under 4 minutes really, live or otherwise. I highly recommend the new van van but I don't know if you will think any of it is good for rueda.

    For your evaluation
     
  20. bailar y tocar

    bailar y tocar Clave Commander

    The 4 min was just for the flashmob. What is muela?
     

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