La Vida Te Da Sorpresas interview about Cuba and Tito Gonzalez
April 26, 2016•22 min
On June 17, 2016, El Cerrito Records will release “La Vida Te Da Sorpresas,” an album by Cuban Singer and Tres player, Tito Gonzalez y su son de Cuba, resident of El Cerrito, California. A release party will follow on June 26 at 7 pm, at Freight Salvage, in Berkeley, CA.
“La Vida Te Da Sorpresas” showcases contemporary tropical music, including styles such as: Bolero, Son Montuno, Salsa, and Rumba among others rhythms that transport us to the island of Cuba. Tito Gonzalez’s influences range from the acclaimed Buena Vista Social Club, to the Venezuelan Idol, Oscar D’Leon, with whom Mr Gonzalez had the pleasure of sharing the stage once. In “La Vida Te Da Sorpresas” all songs are written in Spanish and adorned with an authentic popular Cuban jargon.
All the songs in “La Vida Te Da Sorpresas” are originals and written by Tito Gonzalez, except for “Cascarauña Faña” written by Francisco D. Oropeza. This album was recorded between Havana, Cuba, and El Cerrito, CA, and mixed and master