x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Esencia Cubana perform at The Fridge tomorrow

Esencia Cubanala. Courtesy The Fridge
Esencia Cubanala. Courtesy The Fridge

Malena Avila from the Cuban music trio Esencia Cubana speaks of her inspirations. My first conscious memory of listening to music was when I started studying music at 9 years old. It was a Sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach.

My first album ever was a compilation of songs by the famous cuban singer Benny More, who marked an era and style in the cuban music. When I perform I feel strong enough to reach people’s feelings through the music. The music can cheer up and change the mood of a sad person and I feel lucky to be able to do that.

I wish I’d written the song Ojos Negros by Descemer Bueno, that song is just perfection, from the lyrics to the harmony. Music to me is a way of expression, is art, it’s everything.

In our concert you can expect, some classic cuban tunes, some original ones, good energy, some cuban dance, It’s gonna be a cuban explosion.

Esencia Cubana perform The Fridge tomorrow. Alserkal Avenue, Unit 5, Al Quoz 1, Street 8, Dubai. Doors open at 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Tickets are Dh50 per person and free for those under the age of 18. For more information, visit www.thefridgedubai.com

sasaeed@thenational.ae