Cuba Sonero Adonis Puentes Celebrates The Release of "VIDA"
Cuban Sonero, Adonis Puentes, will be celebrating the official United States release of his debut solo album VIDA (Sunny Harbour Records), which has been long awaited and demanded by many fans. Presented by Emerson Bran Management, Adonis's album VIDA release party is set for Wednesday, November 26th at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.
Tickets are $20.00 available at the door and online, and include a free copy of VIDA. Adonis and his band will be performing tracks from his solo album, which contains a diverse collection of original compositions by Adonis and his twin brother Alexis, contemporary compositions rooted in Cuban tradition.
VIDA is now available on iTunes (worldwide), Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic, GroupieTunes, Amazon MP3, Lala, Shockhound, and Amie Street. VIDA can also be purchased online at the Sunny Harbour Records website. VIDA, which translates into "life" in English, offers a truly amazing compilation of ballads and up-tempo dance tracks that will make your heart warmer and soul soar. VIDA features tracks such a the captivating "Comerciante, " "Mi Flor, " and "Entre Tu Brazos."
Mark your calendars folks-Adonis's album release party is just one day before the Thanksgiving holiday and will definitely be a special and intimate night with Adonis's Latin & Jazz melodies and rhythms that will both romance you and make you dance. Enjoy an exquisite meal at Catalina Bar & Grill and a live performance by one of the Cuban Soneros' of our time: Adonis Puentes!
Adonis was born into an atmosphere charged with Cuban music. His family lived 45 miles southwest of Havana, Cuba in the town of Artemisa. Adonis' father, Valentin Puentes, taught music and played guitar, and wasted little time before passing on his gifts to Adonis and his fraternal twin brother, Alexis. Already at the age of 6, Adonis was playing with a Children's Guitar Ensemble formed by Valentin. By the time he was 14, he was singing and writing his own music. In 1995 along with his brother Alexis or "AlexCuba, " The Puentes Brothers recorded a CD called 'Morumba Cubana.' The disc caught the ears of the Canadian music industry that rewarded the brothers in 2001 with a Juno Award nomination, West Coast Music Award, and a Canadian Independent Music Award. In 2005 Adonis was ready to take a giant step forward with the realization of his personal music vision and released his first solo album called 'Vida' or 'Life'. Puentes' solo debut contains a diverse and dance-friendly collection of original, contemporary takes on Cuban tradition. In his West Coast home, Adonis received the Island Music Award for Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year in 2006.
Juan de Marcos, one of the masterminds behind the Buena Vista Social Club and leader of the groundbreaking Afro-Cuban Allstars calls Adonis, 'Verdadero Sonero, "A True Sonero." To date, Adonis has shared stages with illustrious Latin music legends like Celia Cruz, Oscar De Leon, Juan De Marcos and The Afro Cuban All Stars, Orlando Valle 'Maraca, ' Cuban Timba All Stars, Pianist Hilario Duran, Jane Bunnett and Pancho Quinto. The work has been done; the skills have been learned, and now is the time for Adonis Puentes to add a fresh voice to the list of great Cuban Soneros.
Emerson Bran Management is a full-service booking and management agency established in 1999 exclusively in the Latin & Jazz industry. Our commitment is to bring you the best performers in Jazz, Fusion Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban music and more. EBM artists are some of the finest performers, clinicians and educators in the world. EBM represents, books, and has produced events with Grammy Award winners, national and international recording artists as well as emerging talent. From celebratory international and national headlining performances, to unforgettable collaborations and special presentations.
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