Beyond Salsa Piano is a history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section – from its first appearance to the present. In a broader sense, it’s a study of the tumbao – the art of creating music from layers of repeating rhythmic and melodic phrases. Whether these syncopated figures are called tumbaos, guajeos, montunos, riffs or vamps, this Afro-Cuban concept lies at the heart of nearly every popular music genre from salsa to rock , funk, R&B, hiphop and jazz.

While presented as a set of method books, the series doubles as a history course and record collecting guide for listeners, dancers, and players of instruments other than the piano.

Perhaps the most important goal of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how tumbaos are constructed, their central role in the texture of Latin music of all eras, and the endless possibilities they provide for creative composing and arranging.
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Kuba Sound System Proyecto

Artist:   Giovanni Imparato

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Afro-Cuban 2006 16 0
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01  Intro
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2:41 canta giovanni
02  Mi Tuerto
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4:22 no me dejes
03  Aqui y Ahora
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5:27 aceptame asi como soy, influencias de chan chan
04  Cabeza y Corazon
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5:26 kay kay kay yemaya oloddo
05  Vulesse
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4:19 yo se que le va a gustar
06  Abajo de Otro Ciel
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4:06 la musica sublime hace el alma divertir
07  Orunmila
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4:27 muy larga y cadensionsa tu mirada
08  Sin Barrera
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4:41 lleva el tambor, sube bailando, sin parar
09  Rusella Piccere
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5:03 ella sabe su camino
10  Elegbwa
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6:40 la llave la tienes tu
11  Obanito
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3:25 un cha cha cha, canta Natalio Mangalavite
12  Donde
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3:01 ...donde estabas tu jose ines
13  Rolanda
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3:03 me doy cuenta cuanto me llama tu piel
14  Tumbar
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3:32 muchacho que marcha
15  Eleji
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4:27 giovanni and marcello sing
16  Cabeza y Corazon Radio Edit
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3:11 remix
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Steeped with Afro-Cuban influences, this eclectic and interesting release from Italy's master percussionist Giovanni Imparato fuses batá rhythms with other ethnic folkloric beats and house music.

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Percusiones utilizadas en este disco por Giovanni Imparato: Batás, Tumbadoras, Bongos, Pailas, Campanas varias, Clave, Maracas, Guiro, Batería Latina, Cajón, Caja, Salidor, Tres, Chequera, Tammorra Napolitana, Castañuelas, Jimagua, Rebajador e Instrumentos de tradición Yoruba, Arara, Abakua y Bantú.

Kuba Sound System Proyecto is an artistic vision in which the Cuban tradition (Salsa, Rumba, Yoruba Liturgy) are mixed with several other ethnics sounds (Mediterranean, Eastern, etc), including electronica and dj-turntablist-stylings. It remains spontaneous and it is an extension of existential musical search. Moreover, I have evidenced and developed the ritual use of the drum and the "sciamanico" and "maieutico" concepts of music. Some songs are in Spanish, except 3 tracks in Neapolitan, beyond the “Giovannese” that all use. This work featurings Nino D' Angelo and Marcello Colasurdo, musicians that take part in the important realization of the album. Note: The video on this page features an extended tumbadora "conga" solo by Giovanni Imparato while sitting-in with international Timba star Issac Delgado on Issac's hit "Deja Que Roberto Te Toque".