Havana is distinguished by welcoming great pianists from all over Cuba, who headed for the capital to fill it with a diversity of interpretive styles.
Many of these great musicians joined famous orchestras, such as Rubén González, Lily Martínez, Lino Frías, Joseíto González, among others, with highly original contributions that transcended to other latitudes.
One of the great heirs of this saga of pianists is Cesar “Pupy” Pedroso Fernández, (September 24, 1946), pianist, composer, conductor; son of César “Nené” Pedroso, pianist of orchestras such as «Sensación» and «Chapotín y la estrellas de él».
Pupy, like his predecessors, created a very personal piano style, also known as “tumbao”, which together with Juan Formell and José Luis Quintana “Changuito” provided the Van Van sound. In 2001 he founded his own group “Pupy y Los que Son Son”.
In an interview conducted by the author of this article in 2018, Pupy summarizes her artistic career and the sound that distinguishes her new group.