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Buena Fe: Behind the scenes

Buena Fe: Behind the scenes

About Buene Fe
Formed in 1999 in the province of Guantánamo, have released five studio albums: Déjame entrar (2001); Arsenal (2003); Corazonero (2004); Presagios (2006); Catalejo (2008) and Pi es 3,14 (2010).

The trova influences are present in all their lyrics, which contain thoughts about the contemporary life, with contemporary sonority, allowing arrangements that makes each song fit in many Cuban genres, with influences from pop and rock. They make fusion music based in the trova style; and, while having pop tendencies, they use other styles and influences as well, which allows them to present more elaborate ideas.

They try to avoid categories; trying to make prevail the poetry and the venturous verse; trying to wrap it with pop rock sonorities, but with a direct link to what used to be the intelligent songs that was made from the 60s to the 80s in Cuba.

Members of the group:
Israel Rojas: Director and lead singer
Yoel Martínez: Acoustic guitar and singer
Dairon Rodríguez: Electric guitar
Maikel Pérez: Batería
Ernesto Cisneros: Keyboard
Israel López: Bajo
Adolfo (Fito) Martínez: Sound

2001 Déjame entrar
Let me get in This album is an invitation to think about contemporary Cuban issues. Stylistically it ranges from son and guaracha to reggae, pop rock, trova and flamenco.

It won a prize at the Cuban Cubadisco awards in 2002. 2003 Arsenal Released in 2003 Buena Fe’s second recording was a mxture between popular music and social commentary. It won awards at both Cubadisco 2003 and EGREM 2004. 2004 Corazonero
(HeartFixer) This album was nominated for the Cubadisco 2005 award in the category Pop/Fusion. It won the award EGREM 2005 in the category Pop rock and the award Cubadisco 2005 in the category Graphic design 2006 Presagios
(Premonitions) This album won the award Cubadisco in 2007, in the Pop Rock category 2008 Catalejo
(Telescope) The album contains social thinkings about the Cuban way of life and the world’s; being also present the topic of love, in ballads such as Lástima. 2010 Pi 3,14
(Pi equals 3,14) In their 6th album Israel Rojas, continues to reflect on contemporary Cuba and international issues while maintaining an upbeat tone which continues to attract new followers.
February 2013

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