Issac Delgado's new album, Lluvia y Fuego (Rain and Fire), has many aromas: the feeling, the bolero, the son, the bossa nova, the guaracha and the rumba, all very Cuban, like this charismatic musician.
Since last May 24, when the phonogram was launched online, it is available in all digital stores and was presented by Issac the next day at the Sierra Maestra restaurant of the Havana Libre Hotel, in a pleasant meeting where attended the cultural press, musicologists and specialists.
Lluvia y Fuego, gathers eleven titles; of these, Issac Delgado, created seven together with the renowned guitarist Jesús Cruz Díaz, "Jesusín", and one with the singer-songwriter Juan José Hernández; another one is "Devuélveme el coco", by Benny Moré, to whom Issac also dedicates the song "Medley for Benny", with numbers written by the Great of rhythm, and similarly track 6 is "Medley for Cheo" with compositions by Cheo Feliciano.
The new proposal of the popular musician is the result of the alliance of the labels Tropix and the Company of Recordings and Musical Editions (EGREM), and it was recorded in the New Yorker Skyligth Studio, where it was also mixed and mastered, and in the historic studio 18 of the EGREM, in Havana.
This album is presented as part of the program of the Cubadisco 2019 Fair, and in the middle of the celebrations for the 55 years of the EGREM; the general production is of Issac who shared the musical direction with Yusef Díaz, and has very important attractions added: the instrumental and vocal contributions of Gilberto Santa Rosa, César López, Alain Pérez, Alexander Abreu, Marcos J. López, Luisito Quintero and Samuel Formell, among others.
The themes, among others, are Rain and fire, Legible love, In our love, In each farewell, The woman that I love, Just one day, Amplitude of love, and The one who always dreamed that is the one chosen for the video clip of phonogram that had the direction of Asiel Babastro and in which Issac Delgado shares with the acclaimed Puerto Rican interpreter Gilberto Santa Rosa; this promotional will be released the coming month of June.
Some of these numbers were interpreted by Issac in the meeting, accompanied by his musicians. Those present enjoyed and applauded all the topics presented, especially "Medley for Benny", because it was heard with the spirit of Moré, Sonero mayor of Cuba.
Undoubtedly, another special added value, although not musical, is the Rain and Fire catalog, authored by the National Literature Prize 2012, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, lover and connoisseur of Cuban music.
Padura divided this text into: Prologue, "Issac Delgado: Not all is lost", and in the chapters: "He who always dreamed" and "The dream and reality."
In the prologue, the award-winning narrator remembers that the meaning of concert according to the dictionary is: "good art and disposition of things", for in the last chapter affirm: «Lluvia y Fuego, it is enough to hear it once, constitutes one of the summits of the already long and persistent creation of "good art and disposition of things", in which Issac Delgado has pledged ».
According to the creator of Lluvia y fuego, "this album takes us back to love", and strengthens, without hesitation, that feeling in the followers of the Chévere de la Salsa.