Cubalive!: Recorded Live in Cuba

Cubalive!: Recorded Live in Cuba

     
 

Whether it bursts onto the sidewalk from a bustling café or wafts over high-stone walls from a carnival parade blocks away, music in Cuba is omnipresent and multi-faceted. Cubalive!: Recorded Live in Cuba culls its 13 tracks from the three previously released volumes of Rounder's Routes of Rhythm series.See more details below

Overview

Whether it bursts onto the sidewalk from a bustling café or wafts over high-stone walls from a carnival parade blocks away, music in Cuba is omnipresent and multi-faceted. Cubalive!: Recorded Live in Cuba culls its 13 tracks from the three previously released volumes of Rounder's Routes of Rhythm series. So, while it's technically volume four, it's actually a comprehensive introduction to the series as it stands. Developed in conjunction with the PBS production Routes of Rhythm With Harry Belafonte, the series presents live recordings of Cuban music as it happens. The set includes gentle acoustic ballads, street jams, religious celebrations, and the sultry sounds of carnival. Guitar virtuoso Isaac Oveido's "Mi Botijia" and "El Buen Camino" capture the intimate quality of watching a master perform up close, while insistent congas and flawless harmonies drive los Munequitos de Matanzas' "El Tocoloro." There is an unwritten law that all Cuban music collections must include at least one version of "Guantanemera"; fortunately, Duo del Bodeguita del Medio's take on the signature tune captures the lively spirit of the Bodeguita del Medio, where it was recorded. Linking the collection's disparate sounds are three versions of the Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pinero's distinctive son, the traditional Cuban song form incorporating the country's entire musical history. But what truly make this collection entertaining are the incidental moments of these live recordings -- clapping, yelling, people having a good time. And that sounds good in any language.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661508224
catalogNumber:
615082
Rank:
227124

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chucho Valdés   Piano
Isaac Oviedo   Electric Guitar,Maracas,Vocals
Carlos Averhoff   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Chino Flaquet   Bass
Israel Gonzalez   Electric Guitar
Pedro Hernandez   Guitar
Ernesto Oviedo   Vocals
Julia Oviedo   Vocals
Papi Oviedo   Electric Guitar
Enrique Pla   Drums
Carlos Puerto   Bass
Andres Sotolongo   Bongos
Jorge Alfonso   Conga
Orestes "Macho" Lopez   Leader,Vocals
Agustin Diaz   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jorge Garcia   Drums
Oscar Valdez   Percussion,Vocals
Gregorio Diaz   Conga
Jose Luis Cortez   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Francisco Garcia   Drums
Florencia Hernandez Cuesta   Maracas,Vocals
Frank Droeshout   Piano
Carlos Godinez   Conga
Jose Miguel Grezo   Trumpet
Jorge Luis Guittieriz   Guiro
Israel Berriel Jimenez   Vocals
Dagoberto Junco   Vocals
Moraima Lauzurica   Vocals
Evaristo Martiniz   Timbales
Adolfo Mas   Vocals
Sergio Calzado Montoya   Vocals
Juan Mungin   Trumpet
Raul Plana   Violin
Felix Reyna   Violin
Barbara Urrutia   Vocals
Ulderico Varocea   Flute
Lazaro Sanchez Veitia   Violin
German Velasco   Baritone Saxophone
Bertina Aranda Villamill   Vocals
Laudelina Herrera Villamill   Vocals
Sarah Villamill   Vocals
Jesus Alfonso   Cajon
Alberto Romero   Vocals
Moises Urrutia   Drums
Reinol Urrutia   Drums
Rafael Navarro   Vocals
Diego Rodriguez   Vocals
Rafael P. Ortiz Rodriguez   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Mario Dia   Guiro
Carlos Emilio   Guitar
Armando Echevarría   Flute
Angel García   Drums
Alina Echavarria Rodriguez   Vocals
Barbara Jiminez Pardo   Vocals
Barbaro Mas   Drums
Osvaldo Ruiz   Timbales
Ricardo Cané   Vocals
David Martinez   Vocals
Delfin Blanco   Violin
Orlando Bolaño   Guitar,Vocals
Reinaldo Bolaño   Bass
Selso Cabrera   Flute
Luis M. Calzado Suarez   Vocals
Rolando Cartaya   Vocals
Rogelio Castellano   Bongos
Carlos Chatalain   Drums
Carlos Matos Diaz   Violin
Lazaro Herrera Diaz   Trumpet
Esteban Carlos Embale   Vocals
Vitoriano Espinosa   Quinto
Elpidio Garcia   Drums
Gaston Garcia   Drums
Silvio Hernandez   Guiro
Regla Mas   Vocals
Enrique Meza   Drums
Damaso Morales   Bass
Ubaldo Morales   Conga
Savador "Bebo" Munoz   Violin
Ernesto Nayte   Vocals
Ester Piedra   Vocals
Luis Mas Ramar   Drums
Georgina Saavedra   Bass
Elio Sanchez   Vocals
Jose Manuel Vargas Blanco   Violin
Vicente Varona   Violin
Esteban Domingo "Cha Cha" Vega Bacallao   Drums
Gil Morales   Vocals

Technical Credits

Chucho Valdés   Musical Director
Isaac Oviedo   Composer
Howard Dratch   Producer
Jose Fernandez   Composer
Rene Lopez   Producer
Jonathan Wyner   Mastering
Orestes "Macho" Lopez   Composer
Maureen Gosling   Engineer
Larry Loewinger   Engineer
Felix Reyna   Director
Eugene Rosow   Producer
Nigel Noble   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Gene Rosow   Producer,Liner Notes
Natasha Rosow   Liner Notes

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