Release Date: August 11, 2017
Catalog #: AR0003
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Vocal Music

Traditional Cuban Music

Ellasón ensemble

Ansonica Records presents a fantastic collection of traditional Cuban music authentically performed by the Havana based all-female octet, Ellasón. The dynamic group is comprised of vocals, baby bass, chorus, guitar, congas, bongos, cowbells, two clarinets, violin, and a voice leader. Ellasón focuses on traditional Cuban and Latin-American music with inspiration from the Cuban musical genre, La Trova.

Founded in 2012, Ellasón came together to revive the music of guitarist Compay Segundo, and the work of Sindo Garay. Ellasón performs in a variety of styles like Changüí, Chachachá, Bolero, Canción and others. The group’s sound recreates the atmosphere of an authentic jazz band from the 1940s by combining the classic approach to the Cuban style of Charanga, the Cuban dance music popular in the era, with a stronger jazz sensibility.


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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Te apartas de mí Francisco Repilado Ellasón 4:57
02 El beso discreto Francisco Repilado Ellasón 4:08
03 Convergencia Bienvenido Julián Gutiérrez Ellasón 2:46
04 Guajiro equivocao Maykel Elizarde Ellasón 4:45
05 Renacer Maykel Elizarde Ellasón 6:37
06 Te lleva el tren Rafael Cueto Ellasón 4:35
07 Respeta mi son Maykel Elizarde Ellasón 5:23
08 Pare cochero Marcelino Guerra Ellasón 4:25
09 Maridos majaderos Pedro Luis Ferrer Ellasón 4:12

Recorded on September 5, 2014

Recording Engineer and Mastering Yenkis González Gómez
Producer Maikel Erik Lizarde Ruano
Musical Directors Maikel Erik Elizarde Ruano, Leannee Mestre

Executive Producers Bob Lord, Michael Labrie

A&R Dayron Ortega

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy
Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Design & Marketing Director Brett Picknell
Design Emily Roulo

Artist Information



Ellasón was founded in 2012; a musical group  based on Baby Bass, vocals, chorus, guitar/voice guitar trio/chorus, congas, bongos, cowbells, two clarinets, violin, and a voice leader.

The musical execution of this very young feminine octet concentrates on finding a more contemporary aesthetic of  “La Trova” and the Latin-American and Cuban traditional music.  Following the research of the different rhythms, and inspired by the legends of “La Trova” and the traditional Cuban music, these girls have come together to revive this music using  Compay Segundo as a paradigm, and the work of Sindo Garay and Mexico: the Yucatecan Trova as a foundation. Within the music genre acquired of Ellasón, they have  the Changüí, Chachachá, Son, Bolero, Canción, etc. With a new music design, they have established standard use of the clarinets and a constant tribute to the Aragón violin. This new format stamps the results of a typical approach to the sonority created by Charanga, and recreates an atmosphere of an authentic Jazz Band, which transports us back in time to the era bloomed in which these groups where flourishing. 

Maykel Elizarde Composer Guitarist

Maykel Elizarde


Maykel Erik Elizarde Ruano was born on February 1, 1979 in Santa Clara. He was from a very humble family where his great-grandfather, Mario Ruano Vila was a great concert guitarist in the 1950's.