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Rumbambeo Bata Video

Artist:   Boogalu Productions

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Afro-Cuban 2005 5 0


© 2005 Boogalu Productions. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks and cover art.
All audio tracks in MP3-VBR format. About LPM album downloads.
# Name Play Time Info
01  Rumbambeo Batá
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9:32 batá folkloric performance
02  Rumbambeo Iyesá
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4:24 3 chékeres make this beautiful interpretation
Filmed in Havana, Rumbambeo is an Afro-Cuban music and dance project inspired by the creative energy and leadership of Santiago "Chaguito" Garzón Rill, the former musical director of “Rumberos de Cuba”. This Volume 2 (a multi-media download) features both batá and chékere style songs plus a special solo performance by Chaguito: 2 videos plus two audio files. A total of 34 minutes of media.

This is a MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCT DOWNLOAD that contains both VIDEO and AUDIO files. Rumbambeo is an Afro-Cuban music and dance performance of a unique gathering of some of the most outstanding musicians, singers, and dancers in Cuba today.

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The project was inspired by the creative energy and leadership of Santiago "Chaguito" Garzón Rill, the former musical director of “Rumberos de Cuba”. For this project Chaguito invited a group of exceptional artist friends and rumba figures to perform what they passionately live for.

Volume 2, "Batá" features two special folkloric pereformances of "Wemilere" Batá and "Wemilere" Iyesá. The audio only versions have been digitally remastered for critical listening. This volume also includes plus a solo performance on a single tumbadora (conga) by Santiago "Chaguito" Garzón Rill, the leader of the ensemble.

Main Batá & Iyesá Video = 14:53
Secondary Video (Chagito Solo) = 3:56
Batá MP3 = 9:32
Iyesá MP3 = 4:24

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Guillermo "El Negro" Triano Crepo
Juan de Diós Ramos Morejón
Odalys "Lacy" Flores Armenteros
Dolores "Lolita" Banquela Navarrete
Adonys "Puntilla Jr." Pieda Díaz
Yacelis Sánchez
Dámaris Hechavarria Dominguez
Leonardo "Chambron" Planche Lara
Zoila Rizo Sánchez
Domingo Pau Despaine
Santiago "Chaguito" Garzón Rill
Pedro Arango Favier
Romilio Planche Borrero
Frank Garzón Rill
Omar Spek

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