Manolín, el Medico de la Salsa

"As controversal in Cuba as he is popular, Manuel Gonzalez Hernandez is a sign of his times. He has become an idol for a young generation of Cubans largely by encouraging them to believe in themselves as individuals. 'I have my own way of thinking', he sings on one track of his latest album (...). Manolín urges his listeners to be 'on the ball' and open to foreign points of view. Expressions such as 'Somos lo máximo' ('We're the greatest') have drifted from his songs into everyday speech among Cuba's youth."
(Judy Cantor in The sound of change)


debuenafe.gif (8295 bytes) De buena fe, 1997 Metro Blue 21306
paramigente.jpg (11996 bytes) Para mi gente, 1996 Ahí-nama Records 1002
  Una aventura loca, 1994 Caribe Productions CD-9442



Manuel González Hernández (lead vocals), Luis Bú Pascual (piano & arrangements), Jeans Valdés Labrada (alt sax & musical director), Victor Napoles Collazo (bass), Eduardo Napoles Burgos (keyboards, backing vocals), Alexis Cuesta (congas), Juan Antonio Silveira (tenor sax), Dileixis Romero Tabares (trumpet), William Polledo Llorente (trumpet), José Miguel Velázquez (bongo), Lázaro González Hernández (backing vocals), Alexis M. Arce (drums), Angel A. Arce (timbales), Enrique Luis Pérez (backing vocals)


Links on Manolín, el Medico de la Salsa:

Manolin live at La Cecilia in Havana, feb '99
El medico no se quedo en Miami, Sonero, dec '98
Cuba's Salsa Doctor wants to stay in U.S. for one year, Rick Jervis, 31 oct '98
Firebomb damages South Beach nightclub, Allison Klein & Jordan Levin, 21 oct '98
The doctor of salsa: ..., Jordan Levin, 20 oct '98
The sound of change, Judy Cantor, 15 oct '98
Manolín in Hot Salsa's artist catalog
Biography, discography & reviews at
Manolín at the Ahí-namá website
Manolín at Umbria Jazz, Italy

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