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ALL ABOUT GONZALO GRAU & LA CLAVE SECRETA

Always pushing the envelope

20 years after its creation, La Clave Secreta is a project that stands for "excellence" and

delivers the highest standard of music. 

Our motto? ... quality before anything.


This great and unique band combines three important ingredients: an all-original repertoire, very powerful and creative arrangements, and brilliant performers from all over the world.

In 2009, La Clave Secreta was nominated to the Grammy Awards,

in the category of "Best Tropical Album"

Our style? ... Latin music is our foundation, adding spices and influences from everything we like ... jazz, funk, rock, classical, R&B, neo-soul, and our own cultural backgrounds of course ... 

all of this mix is what makes us unique

COMMENTS & CRITIQUES

Word on the Street

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DESCARGA.COM

"... a CD that not only fully embraces the complexity and excitement of timba but also successfully injects the salsa elixir into classic salsa standards..."
Editor's Picks

Newspaper

BOSTON HERALD

"This was high-octane salsa with flash, urgency and lots of unexpected 
contours"
Bob Young, Boston Herald

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LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE

"La Clave Secreta is successful in achieving the right combination of elements from both the Cuban timba and mainstream salsa..."

Signature

IMPROPER BOSTONIAN

"... La Clave Secreta is breaking ground" 
Paul Robicheau, Improper Bostonian

DISCOGRAPHY

Audio Recording Portfolio

MÁS ALLÁ DE LA HABANA

2001

The band’s first album, under “Carijazz” label. Back then, the band’s name was “La Timba Loca”

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FRUTERO MODERNO

2008

Our Grammy nominated album ... this “all-independent-production” was nominated in the “Best Tropical Album” category 

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DE VERDAD VERDAD

(to be released)

Recorded “all-live” ... this album was done using 360° and 3D video technology.  The whole band set up in one space ... no edits. We called this album “the real deal” or “De verdad verdad”

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CONTACT

New York, NY, USA

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