Martina

Martina

by Africando
     
 
Martina, Africando's sixth studio album, continues the group's unique take on African and classic Cuban styles. The group hasn't dropped a beat and this album is a testimony to its staying power. This is helped by a continual injection of new talent built on a solid foundation of some of the best African, Latin, and Antillean

Overview

Martina, Africando's sixth studio album, continues the group's unique take on African and classic Cuban styles. The group hasn't dropped a beat and this album is a testimony to its staying power. This is helped by a continual injection of new talent built on a solid foundation of some of the best African, Latin, and Antillean musicians performing in the business. The album is a tribute to the eternal African woman and it's a potent homage that churns up the African-Latin musical waters quite a bit. Ismaël Lo's "Lote Lo" is a finely crafted ballad to a recently deceased friend. His voice brings another dimension to this already talent-packed super group. Congolese legends, Nyboma and Emeneya stir it up on Papa Wemba's "Reference." The inimitable Gnonnas Pedro of Benin recreates his "Azo Nkplon" from the 1970s with gusto to spare. Tabou Combo's Shoubou turns in a fine mid-tempo exhortation to all the youth of the world. Senegal's Seka pushes it higher with his "Dioumte" replete with fiery keyboard work. A better tribute to Mama Africa would be difficult to find. Africando does it with an enormously gifted cast of musicians. At one time or another, there are over 45 musicians on Martina and there's no stopping them. This is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Sterns Africa
UPC:
0740042109629
catalogNumber:
1096
Rank:
80922

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Africando   Primary Artist
Ismaël Lô   Vocals
Nelson Rodriguez   Tres
Bobby Allende   Bongos,Maracas,Guiro
Hector Casanova   Vocals
Medoune Diallo   Vocals
Ite Jerez   Trumpet
Lewis Kahn   Violin
Ozzie Melendez   Trombone
Enrique Orengo   Cello
Papo Pepin   Conga
Mario Rivera   Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Piro Rodriguez   Trumpet
Adalberto Santiago   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Eddie Zervigon   Flute
Luis Daniel   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Nelson Hernandez   Baritone Saxophone
Raul Agraz   Trumpet
Luis Quintero   Bongos,Conga,Maracas,Timbales,Guiro
Pablo Santaella   Trombone
Andrea Brachfeld   Flute
Roger "Shoubou" Eugène   Vocals
Pablo "Chino" Nuñez   Timbales
Sekouba Bambino   Vocals
Ronnie Baró   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Nyboma Mwan Dido   Vocals
Miguel Gomez   Choir, Chorus
Dave Rimelis   Violin
Pedro Gnonnas   Vocals
Emeneya Kester   Vocals
Carlos Enriquez   Bass
Efrain "Junito" Davila   Piano
Irving Yeras   Violin
Roberto Iglesias Diaz   Choir, Chorus
Luis Jose Rodriguez   Guitar,Tres
Amadou Balaké   Vocals
Julio Fomt   Choir, Chorus
Pete Gomez   Maracas,Guiro
Bailly Spinto   Vocals
Ruben Gonzales   Bass
Raïmundo Penoforte   Violin
Adama Seka   Vocals
Joe King   Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Ouzin Ndiaye   Engineer
Ibrahima Sylla   Executive Producer
Boncana Maïga   Arranger,Producer,Artistic Director
Nelson Hernandez   Horn Arrangements
Guido Diaz   Engineer
Francois Yaro   Engineer

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