International Salsa Magazine / www.SalsaGoogle.com is pleased to present and make known to the world a musical group that has been growing with an original sound and debuted in 2017 with an eponymous production.
Septeto Acarey is a Peruvian group of traditional Son fused with modern melodies, formed in Lima – Peru by its musical director and bassist Reynier Perez based in Peru since 2005, who was born in Guanabacoa and excelled as bassist of the popular group “El Mayimbe” of Barbaro Fines, acquired mastery in different ensembles in his native Cuba, including the Septeto Monte Adentro, the Septeto Santiago Habana and Son Candela.
Reynier studied music with private teachers and was largely self-taught, he played with several salsa orchestras, among them “Son Habana” where he accompanied several Puerto Rican and Dominican singers such as “José Alberto El Canario”, “Rey Ruiz” and “Maikel Stuart” and shared the stage with “Oscar de León” and “La India”, then with an orchestra called “Son Cohiba” playing traditional music.
With the traditional septet format, guitar, tres, bass, trumpet, tumbadoras, bongo and vocalists, its director and founder, has formed a team of excellent son lovers who enjoy playing Cuban music.
Perez decides to form the Septeto Acarey with Peruvian musicians and at the same time they produce their first album titled “Acarey Llegó”, a record production that crosses borders with the song “Y Legaste Tu” achieving positions in the first places of the Mexican radios.
In October 2017 they perform for the first time in Mexico City (CDMX) in front of one hundred thousand people in the great Azteca Stadium, which allowed them to return to perform on several occasions due to the Mexican public and fans.
“It was an incredible experience to interact with the public singing and chanting loudly, at the top of our lungs and shaking all the stands… The affection of the Mexican people is captured in our hearts”.
Reynier Perez clarified.
Name and Meaning of “Acarey”
It means the Love I have and feel for my family “A” is “Love” the word “CA” are the initials of my wife’s name “Carolina” and “Rey” is for my name Reynier (It’s me), Reyniero and Reynaldo are the initials of the names of my two sons who are my greatest treasure in my life.
“Jorge Luis Piloto”
The success achieved in Mexico encouraged the group to create more songs and it is here when the master, famous and prolific composer Jorge Luis Piloto, multiple Latin Grammy winner, is in charge of writing the songs for Acarey’s new album.
Jorge Luis Piloto is the composer of songs that have been hits for great international artists such as: Chayanne, Jose Feliciano, Cheo Feliciano, Jose Jose, Jose Jose, Rey Ruiz, Luis Enrique, Jerry Rivera, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Carlos Vives, Victor Manuelle, Tito Nieves, Olga Tañon, Mariah Carey, Christian Aguilera among others.
“Members of Acarey”
Bass and Musical Direction: Reynier Pérez
Vocals: Junior Caro and Alberto “Beto” Terrazos
Trumpet: Luis Cuenca
Cuban Tres: Sergio Lago
Bongo: Ángel Chucuival
Conga: Carlos Zabala
Piano: Julio Guillermo
Facebook: Septeto Acarey
Augusto Felibertt International Director in International Salsa Magazine
By: Diana Marie International Salsa Magazine Miami Correspondent