Kimba Fá

Kimba Fá

by Eva Ayllón
     
 

On her first album in more than five years, Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón demonstrates her own versatility and that of the musical styles she favors, Afro-Peruvian music and música criolla (the creole music of Lima), carefully listing each rhythmic subgenre beside the titles of the tracks. So, the forceful opener, "El Muñeco de la Ciudad" (The City's Best Looking Guy) is… See more details below

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On her first album in more than five years, Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón demonstrates her own versatility and that of the musical styles she favors, Afro-Peruvian music and música criolla (the creole music of Lima), carefully listing each rhythmic subgenre beside the titles of the tracks. So, the forceful opener, "El Muñeco de la Ciudad" (The City's Best Looking Guy) is a festejo; the sensuous call-and-response follow-up, "Me Sabe a Canela" (It Tastes Like Cinnamon) is a landó; and the third track, the folkish "El Surco" (An Open Furrow) is another festejo, even if a much calmer sort. Whatever the mood or the beat, the constants are rhythmically played acoustic guitars and Latin percussion, plus Ayllón's throaty, emotive vocals. She brings in elements from other, related cultures on occasion, turning more overtly African on "Quimba, Fá, Malambo, Ñeque," a celebration of the movement of music and culture from Africa to Peru, and using a horn section on "Ánimo y Aliento" (Encouragement and Spirit), which is accurately described as a salsa and wouldn't sound out of place at a street fair in the Bronx, NY. Lyrically, the songs range from impassioned expressions of romantic feeling, as in "Adoro" (I Adore), to laments about the slavery that is the heritage of Peruvian blacks. But whatever the message is, the beat rarely flags. (The final two tracks, "Andar Andar" and "Toro Mata," are taken from Ayllón's DVD Eva Live from Hollywood.)

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2009
Label:
Four Quarters Ent
UPC:
0822545181521
catalogNumber:
1815

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eva Ayllón   Primary Artist,Vocals
Justo Almario   Saxophone
Luis Enrique   Background Vocals
Alex Acuña   Percussion,Drums,Timbales,Background Vocals
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Abraham Laboriel   Bass,Guitar
Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas   Percussion,Conga,Background Vocals,Chekere,Cajon,Bata Drums,Quijada
John Pena   Bass
Otmaro Ruíz   Keyboards
Michito Sánchez   Conga
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Gilberto Torres   Background Vocals
Ricardo Lemvo   Vocals
Joe Rotondi   Piano
Marco Campos   Percussion,Conga,Background Vocals,Djembe,Cajon,Zapateo
Sofía Buitron   Background Vocals
Tito Manrique   Guitar
Rosa Ayllon   Background Vocals
Gino "El Obispo" Gamboa   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Armando Manzanero   Composer
Chabuca Granda   Composer
Abraham Laboriel   Composer
Ramon Stagnaro   Arranger
Miki Gonzalez   Composer
Hugo Almanza   Composer
Eva Ayllón   Arranger
German Villacorta   Arranger,Engineer,Mastering
Tito Manrique   Arranger
Juan Morillo   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Carlos Soto de la Colina   Composer
Victor Miranda   Composer
Manuel Jimenez   Composer

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