Asere

Asere project at Musicport 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Asere were pleased to be invited by Musicport and Music4U to work with students from Headlands school in Bridlington for three days and perform with them at the festival. Catch a glimpse with the film footage and photos here

ASERE head home to Havana

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Asere return to Cuba having successfully completed their 3 month European tour. Highlights were the new acoustic show, as those who caught this unique experience will know, and several educational projects with some special moments.

From left to right: Fito, Flecha, David, Pata, Vicente and Luz.

Photo: Julie Carpenter.

Adan Pedroso Wins Grand Prize In John Lennon Songwriting Competition

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

 

We are very proud to announce that Adan Pedroso has been awarded the Grand Prize in the Latin category of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for the song Romantica which is featured on the Asere album Destinos. Our congratulations to to both him and the band. Astar will be releasing a special maxi single with all previously recorded versions of the song in the very near future. Watch this space.

This is the second time in two years that an Asere song has won the award, following their success last year for the song Psicologia from their album Junio Groove.

This is a version recorded live in France in 2008.

ASERE ACOUSTIC

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Asere start their tour this week. First stop St Ethelburga’s in London on Wednesday 5th – this venue is the perfect space to showcase their brand new acoustic show.

ASERE ACOUSTIC

Well-loved by audiences up and down the UK over the past thirteen years, Asere are one of the hottest bands to have emerged from Cuba in recent years.
 
This time Asere are here with a big difference, for this is an intimate, entirely acoustic performance, with the band located in the middle of an audience seated informally around them. There will be no microphones, no amplification and no PA system. Just a group of young and very talented Cuban musicians, an audience up close, fabulous music and the chance to experience a unique show, for both band and audience.

“Asere.. play great, slinky and rhythmic dance music.. as fresh and as adventurous as ever” Robin Denselow, The Guardian

“Quite sensational” Songlines

 

New Asere European Tour Dates Announced

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Asere are now beginning a tour of the UK and Europe. the dates are on the live section along with box office numbers and website addresses.

16 September Torpoint Community College
23 September Royal Welsh College, Cardiff
28 September Wookey Hole Folk Club
1 October The Stables, Milton Keynes
5 October St Ethelburga's, London
7 October Rasa, Utrecht
8 October Tropentheatre, Amsterdam
13 October Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
14 October Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
15 October Mineral Line, Roadwater
20 October Colchester Arts Centre
21 October Bourne Community College, Southborne, Sussex
22 October Walberton Village Hall, Arundel
25 October Turner Sims, Southampton
28 October Fiddlers Club, Bristol
29 October Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan
4 November Musicport festival, Bridlington
5 November Musicport festival, Bridlington
11 November N9, Eeklo
12 November Oosterpoort, Groningen

Asere at Zomer Van Antwerpen

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Asere will be playing five shows at Zomer Van Antwerpen from the 9th to the 14th August.
To find out where they are playing, go to http://www.zva.be/daylist/production/detail/detail/68

After Antwerp they will then be touring Europe… more details to follow.

Asere Acoustic unveiled

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Asere have announced that their next european tour will be totallly acoustic. No PA, amplifiers, electronics of any kind. See below their showcase video for these acoustic shows which are already attracting attention following their debut at the Home festival in the UK last year. If you are interested in booking the band then please contact us directly

 

More Asere videos released on YouTube

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Three more videos have been released on YouTube from Asere's performance at the Nuits Du Sud festival in Vence, France last year. Please click on the links to take a look and please comment on our YouTube pages.

Asere Win Grand Prize In John Lennon Songwriting Competition

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

 

We are proud to announce that Asere has been awarded the Grand Prize in the Latin category for the song Psicologia from their album Junio Groove. Our congratulations to to both the band and of course Erick Sanchez who wrote it.

Asere Interview: Revista Credential

Monday, December 13th, 2010

La musica cubana se niega a ser ignorada

Aunque los medios de comunicación y los dirigentes de la cultura en la Isla no la promuevan actualmente. A pesar de esto, Asere es un ejemplo de lo arraigadas que están las tradiciones en la población.

Asere es un vocablo que tomó un sentido urbano en La Habana y hoy quiere decir hermano, pana, mijo o brother, un colectivo de hermanos que velan celosamente por los orígenes de la cultura cubana.

Más de una década ha pasado desde el día en que siete hombres, con la intención de darle a su música tradicional una nueva mirada y un mensaje contemporáneo, unieron sus diferentes influencias y estilos musicales para crear un son lleno de "cubanía" y letras inteligentes que ilustran la realidad actual. Asere presenta ahora su más reciente disco: Junio Groove.

¿Por qué creen que la música cubana se ha convertido en el punto de partida de otros géneros?
-Nuestra música es un devenir de influencias culturales, en las que priman, principalmente, las savias hispana y africana .En cualquier estilo del son de la Isla se encuentran bien arraigadas las costumbres de sus habitantes, su cadencia de vida, sus deseos y sus problemas. Quizás ahí esté el éxito de nuestra música.

¿Cómo fue el acercamiento que tuvieron con Totó La Momposina?
-Esta diva de la música latina llegó hace 13 años a una humilde morada habanera, con una trayectoria internacional increíble. Empezó a gozar con el estilo de siete jóvenes, que aunque tenían claro su objetivo, necesitaban enseñanzas. Su sonrisa de siempre respondió a cada acorde y golpe con su sabrosura y carisma. Esto es algo que siempre va a marcar nuestras vidas.

¿Cómo se puede definir a Junio Groove?
-Es una muestra de la madurez de la banda, un disco que continúa con nuestra labor de rebuscar y dar un nuevo groove a nuestra música, un nuevo impulso, nuevas influencias, pero siempre con un toque de cubanía en el que las letras no siguen siempre los patrones de sabrosura o fiesta tradicional de los sones que se componen en la Isla sino temas sociales y cotidianos que dan una idea al oyente-bailador del entorno urbano.