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240 years old Mambo?!

Some of you may be under the impression that classical music is always rigid and uneasy, we are here to show you otherwise.

In this clip, we hear the approx. 240 years-old music of Mozart has brightly blended into Havana’s distinct musical and rhythmic scene. We think it's a great demonstration of how classical music can be fun and perky regardless of time and geographical limits.

The star soloist, Sarah Willis, is a hornist of Berlin Philharmonic (BTW, she is the first ever female brass player at Berlin Philharmonic when she joined in 2001), she is also an enthusiastic classical music promoter and media presenter. The album was inspired by her trips to Cuba when giving horn master classes. What do Mozart's and Cuban music have in common you ask? According to Sarah Willis, they are both energetic and passionate! The production team insisted on recording in Havana, with local musicians from Havana Lyceum Orchestra, to reserve the original temperament of the music. After watching this clip, we are already drooling for some mojitos. So what do you think?

P.S. As a passionate ambassador of her instrument, Sarah Willis did a special MRI scan to show people how her body looks when playing horn. If you play any brass instrument, worth checking out.

Text by: Ellie Pai/Licha Stelaus Productions

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Disclaimer: We are fans of great sound and music. We are not Ms Willis and other musician's agent nor presenter. We do not own the photos and videos in this blog. - Licha Stelaus Productions

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