Cuban Music Awards CubaDisco 2006
- Grand Prix (shared with Chucho Valdes)
- Best Newcomer
- Best Fusion Album
Interactivo bring together jazz, funk, rock, pop and blues with hip-hop, as well as Brazilian, Spanish and Miami-US influences, on top of their Cuban sensibilities. There’s a playful energy that flirts with mainstream glossiness in a way that is both pastiche and commercial. The underlying pluralistic message comes out in song arrangements that interleave switching soloists with multiple voices and rich textured unison choruses. This is post-Orishas music: funky as hell, challenging the island’s confines and restrictions and questioning its actuality while celebrating it at the same time. A music of the here and now, it has a conscience, and its concerns range from feminism, to questions of identity (and who defines it), to the search for new freedoms. These sounds may not fall easily on ears used to traditional Cuban music, but anyone interested in what’s happening in Cuba today need look no further.
-- SongLines Magazine
Goza Pepillo's melange of progressive-Afro-Latin-funk-rap, full of the flamboyant, good-humoured musicianship we are accustomed to hearing from Cuba's finest, is hardly indie in style. The album has a life-affirming exuberance that only flags at its more eccentric, guitar-centric moments: for example, on the tricksy cover of I Want You (She's So Heavy). Songs such as Vivanco's Cafe ("People leave the island but don't get what they hoped for") are bitter and sweet. Pa'que Enamore (Azucena y Girasoles) and Palabrara are upbeat and melodic. And where some tunes hark back to older Latin-pop gestures, rapper Telmary - deadpan and beguiling - brings us right into the present, as on Quien te Dijo?, where she and Carcasses declaim that "capitalists are walking around, disguised as socialists".
-- The Guardian
02- Ce-lame como aye
04- No Money
05- Pa que enamore (Azucena y Girasoles)
06- We'd be together
07- Quien te dijo
08- El Sol en Leo
10- Si no llego a manana (Que no cierre el club)
11- Si tu supieras (Mara)
12- Los Revolucionarios
13- Escriba y lea con las Tubular Bells
14- I want you (She's so heavy)
Artwork (300dpi scan), EAC log and CUE sheet included.