WHAT OTHERS SAY

“ONE AMONG THOUSANDS: Cuban native and Santa Fe resident Victor Alvarez (who headlines the spicy musical group Savor in town) returns to his childhood home of Havana after 40-some years to uncover his personal past.  . . . the film makes it clear that the language of music can overcome many barriers.  The scene in which he jams with Septeto Habanero is a highlight; the music is terrific.”   

by  film critic Robert Knott, Santa Fe New Mexican  – Pasatiempo –  3 1/2 Chiles (out of 4)

(translated from Spanish)  You have never forgotten “YOUR CUBA” – it seems that you were only gone for one summer – you feel our music . . .

STREET FRIEND – HABANA CUBA

(translated from Spanish) You have Cuba in your veins, it is in your blood – that is why the music that you play is right, because is your music.  You never forgot.

Sr. Ferrer, Director of the Septeto Habanero – Habana Cuba

(Translated from Spanish)  You have a very bright future – Honor Elegua, tu papa Chango and Obatala, because they love you very much and you pamper them – you will be traveling for your music.

Habana, Cuba Spiritist, Yoruba Babalawo

“You guys were AMAZING!!!  Thank you SOOOO much for doing such an outstanding job . . . “

INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET

“It truly would not have been the same without you. Thank you so much for being a part of historical night for New Mexico!”

THE NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM OPENING GALA 

“You were great last night at Las Campanas! And you were great at the Opening Gala of the History Museum on May 23rd. In fact, you’re the GREATEST!!”

Mrs. Sherry Davis New Mexico History Museum Gala Director and Lady Extraordinaire

“You’d have to be shot full of Novocain not to crack a 3’ smile and move your ass to the band’s liquid syncopation.” “Hearing Savor play is like being handed a gift. This is traditional Cuban music, straight from Havana’s fable streets”

SANTA FE REPORTER

“…when it comes to solos (and Victor is a master of the mandolin solo) you have to be within the progression of the song, and the hotter the better. . .    “Basically, the bottom line with Cuban street music is that it is clean informal fun that people can dance to in an informal manner with the emphasis being on having a great time…”

Espanola News Paper ArticleI

“One of the hottest nights in town is Friday night at El Farol. Dancers pack the tiny dance floor to the sounds of the salsa band Savor…”

SANTA FE WINTER LIFE MAGAZINE

“Savor, an ensemble well versed in traditional Cuban street music… “   

Santa Fe New Mexican PASATIEMPO

“There will be dancing in the streets with Savor…”

VALLEY LIFE – ALAMOSA COLORADO NEWSPAPER

“. . . complex and quick fingering that produced multiple melodies and changes with fluid ease.  I stopped eating and talking just to watch the fingers create webs fast than a master spider could.  All this on a Mandolin: impressive. Very festive embellished by his suave Latin character. ”

Albuquerque Blog

“Viva Street Music!”   “Savor may be one of Santa Fe’s most energetic and hardest working groups…”

Santa Fe Reporter Article -  summer 2009

“I was delightfully impressed by the famous Victor Alvarez.  I got the notion that he was an exceptional musician from listening to him.”

456 Press, Albuquerque

. . .  “every memory from our reception will forever play in our heads to the beautiful music of Savor.”

Andrea and Matthew Lovato Wedding – Santa Fe

“I’m a huge fan of anyone who gives 100% to their art and what they love. Hats off to Alvarez . . .

“SF Reporter Blog”

“Savor plays the type of music that has the odd ability to transmit sexiness and spirituality at the same time.”

Santa Fe Independent Media Writer


. . . you really do feel that you are listening to a group that has just come from a Havana street corner and is having a heck of a good time jamming.”

Espanola New Mexico News Paper

“Thank you so much for your performance at Adams State College.  Everyone is still talking about you guys . . .”

Oneyda Maestas, Dance Instructor, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado

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