Friday, May 29, 2009

Tropicana Revue "La Gloria Eres Tu" 1998 live in London

"La Gloria Eres Tu"
Tropicana Revue live in London.
1998 audio CD

In 1998 the the show-revue from the Tropicana cabaret in La Habana, went to London England, where they performed several shows at the 'Royal Albert Hall'.
The number of musicians, singers and dancers total about 80.

Once a year there are auditions for
prospective performers in this show and musicians and dancers come from many of the different provinces in Cuba to audition.
Only the "best of the best" are chosen to be part of the company.


In this show 'Los Papines' perform in both the CD and the Video. An amazing group of Cuban acrobats perform in the video... who are amazing and as good as any Chinese acrobats I've ever seen. The late ''Pedro C. Depestre'' was in charge of the string section at the time this was recorded. ('Pedro Depestre' was the leader of "Orq. Tipica Juventud" de Santiago De Cuba)

Every musician in the band is a killer.
(including the piccolo player!)

In fact, this band could easily rival with any Las Vegas show band'.
There were both an audio CD and also a VHS video that came from this show.

Both CD and video are no longer in print and no longer commercially available.

(The video performances are different than on the CD)

1998 audio CD


The 1998 VHS video:
The stage set was designed to replicate the Tropicana stage in Havana.

From the video:
Cuban acrobats
video

Rezo a Obatala, Babalú Ayé, Arará
video

Se Le Ve
video

Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son
video

Besame Mucho
video

3 comments:

fermin said...

Estas en lo cierto este show puede competir con cualquiera de los shows de las vegas. muchas gracias

mestre945 said...

CHEERS MARK TOP TUNES REALLY LIKE THE MASSIVE CUADRO NEGRO TOP TUNES LOVELY VOICES . GREAT VIDEO CLIPS TOO MANY THANKS

Cynthia said...

Hi Fidels:
How can I get a copy of this DVD......My husband is one of the trumpet that played in that DVD and he doesn't have a copy......We will love to have one....Thanks

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