Tremenda Rumba! [Ahi-nama]

Tremenda Rumba! [Ahi-nama]

by Maraca


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Tremenda Rumba! [Ahi-nama]

When there is an artist whose entire body of work is head and shoulders above that of his peers, how does one choose that artist's finest work? Who can say what is the best from the best? This is a hard question to answer until that work is staring you in the face in all of its lush, swinging, funky glory. Maraca could be the hippest group coming out of Cuba today. Tremenda Rumba! could easily be the very finest of Maraca. Displaying an astonishingly wide stylistic range, Maraca takes you on a tour de force of Cuban music. Musical director Orlando "Maraca" Valle makes stops for danzon, rhumba, bata, timba, and of course, the rich and delicious salsa that has made them famous. Every style is performed with authority and virtuosic musicianship. Sometimes style-hopping projects can feel artificial, and serve more to expose limitations than knowledge of heritage. Valle leads with such vision, every track bears the touch of a master, as his musicians deliver the music with skill and passion. Both the dedicated salsa fan and world music enthusiast will be equally enthusiastic. From the skillful arrangements to the deft, fiery soloing, Tremenda Rumba!

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2002
Label: Ahi Nama Music
UPC: 0616117103420
catalogNumber: 1034
Rank: 273614

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maraca   Primary Artist
Pancho Amat   Tres
Reynaldo Melián Álvarez   Trumpet
Jani Rodriguez   Maracas
Tata Güines   Conga
Orlando "Maraca" Valle   Flute,Background Vocals,Rap
Yumuri   Vocals
Yoruba Andabo   Percussion,Vocals
Roberto Perez   Trumpet
Jose Diaz   Alto Saxophone
Enrique Lazaga   Guiro
Lazaro Rivero   Double Bass
Luis Valle   Solo Instrumental,Trombone,Trumpet
Roberto García   Flugelhorn
Juan Carlos Rojas   Drums,Timbales
Changuito   Solo Instrumental,Timbales
Mario "Mayito" Rivera   Vocals
Ariel Bringuez   Tenor Saxophone
Wilfredo Campa   Vocals
Ammiel Castellanos   Rap
Yorvanis Durán   Conga
Irving Ferreyro   Piano
Andres Pérez Jané   Baritone Saxophone
Jesus Madera   Background Vocals
Rolando Morejón   Vocals
Nelson Oney   Soprano Saxophone
Marta Amelia Salgado   Viola
Pedro Valle   Chinese Cornet
Jesus Vazquez   Bells
Ada Villalonga   Violin
Alejandro Rodriguez   Cello
Victor Miranda   Bass

Technical Credits

Jon Fausty   Engineer
Jimmie Lee Maslon   Executive Producer
Orlando "Maraca" Valle   Arranger,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Musical Director
Maraca   Producer
Céline Chauveau   Producer
Giovanni Del Pino Rodríguez   Director
Lázaro Dagoberto González   String Arrangements
Salvador González   Paintings

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