Ernesto Repilado / bass, vocals
Ecos de Siboney – The heirs of Compay Segundo
The official successors of the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club musician!
Máximo Francisco Repilado Muños is better known as Compay Segundo. He was the most renowned musician of the Buena Vista Social Club and the composer of the internationally famous song “Chan Chan.” Since almost 20 years, his grandchildren Ernesto, Leonardo, and Alejandro Repilado have been honoring their grandfather musically. Compay Segundo continued performing on the biggest stages of the world even at the age of 94.
From Compay, they learned how to authentically play the traditional Son. It was his desire that his “musical poetry,” as he liked to call his compositions, be interpreted in the same spirit. Thus, the group “Ecos de Siboney” was born, which quickly gained popularity in Cuba and has already toured Mexico and Ecuador.
For their albums, “Ecos de Siboney” has been awarded the “Premio Lucas” twice in Cuba and was nominated for the “Premio Cubadisco,” the Cuban Grammy, in the “Musica tradicional” category. Their video “Me dirás que sabroso” was also honored in the “Musica tradicional” category. The group keeps the traditional Son Cubano alive and has also written successful hits with their own compositions, such as “Tengo un Son,” which are performed and played worldwide. That was precisely their grandfather’s vision from the beginning – Compay Segundo! “Somos los herederos” (We are your heirs).
During their live performances, they play many compositions by Compay Segundo, such as “Chan Chan,” “Las Flores de la Vida,” “El Camisón de Pepa,” “Orgullecida,” “Macusa,” and “La Guantanamera.” But, of course, they also perform their own repertoire of songs.