Cuban Superband Pupy y Los Que Son Son in Concert
June 22, 2010
Jazz at the Wilbur Presents ! Pupy y Los Que Son Son Tuesday, June 22, 8:00 PM Wilbur Theatre Hosted by WBUR FM’s Host of ¡Con Salsa! Jose Masso Masso Celebrates 35th Anniversary of ¡Con Salsa!
Boston, MA---Jazz at the Wilbur is excited to present a night with one of the world’s hottest Cuban Timba bands, Pupy y Los Que Son Son under the direction of César “Pupy” Pedroso on Tuesday, June 22 at 8:00 PM at the Wilbur Theatre 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116. Tickets at $48 and $38 go on sale Monday, May 24 at noon at all Ticketmaster outlets, at the Wilbur Theatre Box Office, on line at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling: 800-745-3000. For more information please visit www.thewilburtheatre.com.
Pupy y Los Que Son Son is a 16 piece Cuban timba band featuring hot salsa and other fiery Cuban dance rhythms.
César de las Mercedes Pedroso Fernandez is the leader of this powerful group, but everyone just calls him “Pupy.” He is a noted composer, arranger and pianist and Musical Director of PUPY y Los Que Son Son. One of the most important figures in the history of Cuban Timba music, Pedroso has released four albums with his 16 piece band of players [half his age] who also perform a spectacular music show. The band has toured Europe and Latin America.
The band features esteemed Musical Director and pianist César "Pupy" Pedroso and 13 other hot musicians and singers. Considered “the soul of Cuban dance music,” Pupy Pedroso was the composer of many of the most popular songs of Los Van Van, of which he was one of the original founding members starting in 1969. For many years, Pedroso wrote some of Van Van’s most important songs such as “Call Calla,” “Tranquilo, Mota,” “Seis Semanas”, “El Buena Gente” and others.
Then in 2001, Pupy shocked the Cuban music world by leaving Los Van Van to form his own group PUPY y Los Que Son Son, which instantly shot to the front line of Cuban dance groups to rival the popularity of even Los Van Van themselves.
César "Pupy" Pedroso is significant in the history of Cuban music, especially during his 32 years with Los Van Van. The group has had more than 150 big hits, including "Azucar," "Sera que se acabo,” "Eso esta bueno," "Ni bombones ni caramelos,” "La voluminosa,” "Mamita Portate bien," "Que cosas tiene la vida," "The Pregonero" and many others. Los Van Van won numerous awards and recognitions. In 1999, Pedroso won a Grammy® for his production of the CD Permiso llego Van Van, which included three songs of his own compositions and arrangements: "Temba, Tumba and Timba," "El Negro esta cocinando" and "La bomba soy yo.”
?Pedroso also participated in noteworthy recordings with reknown beyond the Cuban borders. Fruta Prohibida, for instance, on Caribe Productions in 1995, achieved Gold status in sales.
But for someone like Pedroso who is a tireless searcher for new ideas and a constant composer, all this was not enough! Pupy took up the challenge of putting together his own band to reaffirm his name as orchestra director. That was the beginning of Los Que Son Son which made its debut on October 4, 2001 in the town of Guines, a province of Havana . . . the result of the maturity of its creative director and a prudent period of analysis, research and experimentation. For the foundation of the new band, Pupy rounded up several highly talented young musicians who were still studying at the Instituto Superior de Arte along with other key players from hot Cuban bands such as La Charanga Habanera, NG La Banda, Los Van Van and Isaac Delgado, among others.
Jesus (Chucho) Valdes also participated in the creation of this new group. Now in just 8 years, PUPY y Los Que Son Son already has a huge number of followers who value the quality of their performances. Their recordings continue to climb to the top of the charts as do their videos.
Successful national and international tours have already accumulated in their history and they have already shared the stage with well known artists such as Branford Marsalis, Lauryn Hill, Vesta, Hari India, Giovanni Hidalgo, Danilo Perez, Papo Lucca, Galeon Rubalcaba and others.