May 27 to June 03 2017

Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra

Saturday 3 June 2017
9:00 pm


Centre de Congrès / Scène Goldcorp – Éléonore / Rouyn-Noranda

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Adonis Puentes was destined to be a music star. Sabor a Café, nominated as

World Music Album Of The Year at 2014 Canadian Juno Awards, his latest

CD and first collection of all self-composed original songs, fulfills the Cuban-

Canadian singer’s destiny.

Adonis Puentes has been nominated for a Juno Award and garnered a

Grammy Award nomination for his lead vocalist work with the nine-piece,

L.A.-based Mongorama, directed by well-known radio host Jose Rizo.

He has performed at festivals around the world from South by Southwest in

Austin, Texas to Java Jazz in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“I have traveled the world singing. My mission in life is to share my music,

giving people joy,” Adonis explains. “My new recording captures my poetic

journey, my revelations and my maturing as an artist.”

“I grew up listening to their music,” Adonis enthused. “I shared my song with

them when they were in Victoria. They liked it, and we recorded it in Cuba.

Another Salsa great, Oscar Hernandez arranged three songs and played piano

on Sabor a Café. Guys used to play Oscar Hernandez’s piano solos when we

were in music school in Cuba. Now he’s playing piano on my new


The songs on Sabor a Café ripple with percussive cross rhythms and

lightening-like horn lines that drive the music forward. A crisp studio sound

captures a series of brilliant Salsa and Latin Jazz arrangements so skin-tight

and dance-inducing that listeners might overlook the musician’s profoundly

positive lyrics. It’s a masterful collection of original love songs from a

Chekhov-inspired tribute to love’s power to overcome despair to the joyous

hedonism of Tumbando Mangos and Sabor a Café- the first, comparing

seeking love to knocking mangos from trees, the second describing the taste

of coffee on his lover’s morning kiss.

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