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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Salsa + Timba Todos los Viernes en el KímbaraCumbara

June 27, 2009

By Michael P. Lazarus, Founder LPM

Todos los Viernes en el KímbaraCumbara presenta a Braily Ramos y su orquesta. El KimbaraCumbara está localizado en el 1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135 (305-642-8822). The spot has a very nice stage a features great cuban food.

Se testigo de un experiencia nueva de SALSA y TIMBA todos los viernes en el KIMBARACUMBARA nitghclub de Miami, localizado en el 1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135 (305-642-8822). Con el apoyo del KIMBARACUNBARA, el artista BRAILY RAMOS ha desarollado un tremendo espectáculo que incluye música bailable en vivo, enfoque de percusión y coreografía con su magnífica orquesta:

Juan Carlos Valladares - Piano
Yorgis Goiricelaya - Bass
Meraldo Fuentes - Congas
Eugenio Doria - Drums
Osvaldo Fleites - Trumpet and Vocals
Bayron Ramos - Musical Director and Trombone
Olga Lidia - Vocal
Braily - Lead Vocal

El disco de Braily está disponoble a la venta a la entrada. Envíenles un fuerte abrazo y saludois a los dueños del KimbaraCumbara.



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  • There is a history of musical innovations being forged on the island of Cuba before finally breaking out into the wider world and making their mark on music at large. Books like those by Rebeca Mauleón have enabled more of us to participate in that process. Now, ten years after Rebeca’s last book, Kevin Moore has produced a unique and outstanding set of works which make the last twenty years of Cuban music accessible to anyone who cares to learn to play it. It remains to be seen whether the rest of the world is now ready for an injection of Cuban timba.
    - Keith Johnson, England