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Friday, February 01, 2008

Music: Puro Son digs Cuban roots


From The Georgia Straight

By Ken Eisner

The ceiling is low, the sound system is muffled, and the lighting is murky at Commercial Drive’s the End Café, where Miguelito Valdes and his band, Puro Son, play most Saturday nights. But when Valdes puts his shiny trumpet to his lips the sound infiltrates every corner of the room, and the dancers—already twirling like dervishes—go into a salsified frenzy.

A young Cuban who has quickly made a mark on the local music scene, Valdes has racked up a remarkable number of achievements in the past decade and a bit. For a jazz musician playing a vernacular style, he hit the mother lode early, playing with the Buena Vista Social Club while still in his 20s.

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