Jazz Sticker – Talking All That Jazz
Compay Segundo, so called because he was always second voice in his musical partnerships, moved to Santiago de Cuba at age 9. His first engagement was in the Municipal Band of Santiago de Cuba, directed by his teacher, Enrique Bueno. After a spell in a quintet he moved to Havana in 1934, where he also played in the Municipal Band, on the clarinet. He also learned to play the guitar and the tres: these became his usual instruments. Compay Segundo was also the inventor of the armónico, a seven-stringed guitar-like instrument, created to eliminate a harmonic jump in the Spanish guitar and the tres. In the 1950s he became well known as the second voice and tres player in Los Compadres, a duo he formed with Lorenzo Hierrezuelo in 1947.
Los Compadres were one of the most successful Cuban duos of their time. Greater international fame came later, in 1997, with the release of the Buena Vista Social Club album, a hugely successful recording which won several Grammy awards. Compay Segundo appeared in the film of the same title, made subsequently by Wim Wenders.
Segundo’s most famous composition is Chan Chan, the opening track on the Buena Vista Social Club album, whose four opening chords are instantly recognizable all over the world. Chan Chan was recorded by Segundo himself various times as well as by countless other Latin artists. Other compositions are Saradonga, La calabaza, Hey caramba, Macusa, Saludo Compay. These are all sones, and this differentiates him from the more usual trova musicians, with their devotion to the bolero. However, it seems his interests went much further:
I have danzones, waltzes, sones. I have some beautiful danzones. Why? Because I’ve learned from those who know how to preserve the tradition of the music. I play music the way it was played in yesteryear. I started out playing the son corto (short son). As Miguel Matamoros used to say, “The son is short and sweet”… Back in the day, they’d start out playing son at seven in the evening, and they’d greet the dawn with it. PBS Interview with Compay
At a fiesta he sang to President Fidel Castro, who took his pulse and joked about his vitality despite his 90-plus years. “Who could have imagined that?” he asked when he found himself at the Vatican City, performing Chan Chan before Pope John Paul II. He explained his longevity simply: mutton consommé and a drink of rum.
He predicted that he would live to be 115, but died of kidney failure in Havana, twenty years short of his ambition. In 2007, the hundredth anniversary of Segundo’s birth was celebrated with a concert of his compositions performed by a symphony orchestra in Havana with some of his musicians and sons.
If you love music, you will love this awesome Compay Segundo decal!
If your white walls are screaming to get personalized with music and sound, this vinyl decal is the perfect addition to set the stage!
Apply this Compay Segundo Sticker in any flat surface (walls, windows, doors, furniture). Decor vinyl for your home or office.
If you are the kind of person that are looking for a piece of art in your wall this Compay Segundo Sticker is the perfect choice.
This product is die-cut digitally in colour vinyl to keep the color of your wall as sticker base.
Material: Die-cut vinyl
Apply in: Home Deco (Any flat surface like walls, windows, doors, cars)
Application time: around 25/35 minutes
We only use the finest quality films to produce your Compay Segundo Sticker. The wafer-thin, pliable soft vinyl film fits like a second skin to your wall. For the matte film coating, the motif looks as if painted not stuck. Moon Wall stickers are plotted for its outline, and thus they neither have a border nor a background color.
Compay Segundo Sticker is a perfect wall decal in a minimalist space, office and home.
You can apply it in any flat surface of your choice. We recommend walls, windows or furniture.
Because is a die-cut sticker you d0n’t have to worry about background.
Our adhesive wall decals hold on almost all smooth surfaces, walls, doors, glass, furniture, and tiles. They are also suitable for woodchip and your bathroom. For a long-lasting delight with your wall decor, we recommend you assure that the surface onto which you want to attach your sticker has the following features:
– Free of dust and grease
– Free of silicone and oil-based paints
– Without latex residue.
If the surface has been freshly painted, we recommend that you wait at least tree or four weeks for the paint to cure completely before you attach your decal!
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