Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Emily Estefan turns the beat around (her way)

Emily Estefan is about to rehearse inside Crescent Moon Studios in Miami. But don't expect the cha-cha-cha, dance and Latin music that made her parents Emilio and Gloria Estefan megastars in the mid1980s.

Emily's sound has hints of funk, rhythm and blues and Neosoul. Her voice is more Amy Winehouse than mom Gloria.

 I got to interview Emily for a story about her upcoming album Take Whatever You Want which comes out Feb. 3.  She also talked about how she created her songs while a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston.  (In my book, that makes her a fellow Beantown Cuban).

(photo above by Taimy Alvarez / Sun Sentinel)