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
"... a CD that not only fully embraces the complexity and excitement of timba but also successfully injects the salsa elixir into classic salsa standards..."
"This was high-octane salsa with flash, urgency and lots of unexpected
Bob Young, Boston Herald
LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE
"La Clave Secreta is successful in achieving the right combination of elements from both the Cuban timba and mainstream salsa..."
"... La Clave Secreta is breaking ground"
Paul Robicheau, Improper Bostonian
Audio Recording Portfolio
MÁS ALLÁ DE LA HABANA
The band’s first album, under “Carijazz” label. Back then, the band’s name was “La Timba Loca”
Our Grammy nominated album ... this “all-independent-production” was nominated in the “Best Tropical Album” category
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”