First Album by Cuban Singer Gema Corredera Presented

HAVANA TIMES — Yesterday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cuban singer Gema Corredera presented her first solo production “Derramando luz” after more than 20 years as a part of the duo with compatriot Pavel Urquiza, EFE reported.

The album, co-produced by Yosvany Terry, includes songs written since 2005. It merges rhythms such as rumba, cha cha cha, jazz, vestiges of Cuban timba, elements of R & B, and classical “filin” with the familiar “world music.”

The eleven songs on the CD include compositions by Marta Valdes, Francisco Cespedes, Pedro Luis Ferrer, Julio Fowler, in addition to the group Havana Abierto. A highlight will be the song “Chevere,” by Vanito Brown, which was used in the promotional recording.

Gemma, who has lived outside of Cuba for many years, will be showcasing her upcoming album in a concert on April 6 at the close of the Annual Global Cuba Fest at the Dade County Auditorium in Miami.