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"The art of Two" by cousins Orlando Valle and Ramín Valle is the winning album of "Cubadisco 2018" in the category of best instrumental music. Presentations at major festivals and venues in Martinique, Havana, Paris, Oloron, Amsterdam, Roterdam endorse this magical project. Musical empathy and nearness, but also virtuosity and brightness are some of the main characteristics of these two personalities of the Cuban music scene, cousins in real life, who have both  achieved an outstanding musical career; Ramon, the pianist, has performed with Roy Hargrove, Silvio Rodriguez and as a leader of his own trio, he has offered shows  worldwide in some of the best jazz festivals, while Maraca, once nominated to the US Grammy Awards, a former member of chucho valdès and Irakere's band as a flutist and keyboardist is the mastermind and bandleader of numerous thrilling projects such as Maraca and his Latin Jazz All Stars, and often featured as a special guest of international scope Artists such as Al di Meola.

These two friends,  who are among the most representative of their generation in Cuba, are continuously exploring new ways and sounds in jazz and latin jazz music, from Cuba's classical composers to revisited jazz standards, showing off their original compositional skills, as both of them are also reknown composers.

Maraca & Ramon Valle Project 

"The Cuban Jazz Family"

 

Maraca y Hubert Laws