SE LLAMA SABROSO (They Call it Tasty) by Zona Franka (a zona franca is a duty-free port) is an exciting introduction of a style called "Changüí con flow", a fusion of traditional rural changüí with rap and other urban Cuban music. As the name of the group implies, various musical styles from around the Americas are also featured. The songs are Cuban classics re-imagined in fresh, clever and innovative new arrangements that far differ from the original versions.
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.

La Academia Del Son

Artist:   Conjunto Chappottin

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Son 2005 12 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  Perejil pa' la Cotorra
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4:08 give the parrot some parsley?
02  Canuto
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4:17 el estado de su inteligencia
03  La Lengua
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6:16 que mala es.......sujetala
04  No Se Puede Confiar En Nadie
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4:50 si quieres llegar a viejo analiza mis consejos
05  Con Maña Se Rompe
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3:42 estan hablando sobre el hierro
06  Soneros Inolvidables
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5:22 que bueno es, que bueno es cantar asi
07  El Son de Angoa
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5:15 siempre en primera porque vive a su manera
08  Violeta
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3:18 que dulce es tu mirar y lindo tu reir
09  Al Ritmo del Fundamento
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4:15 oye muchacha escuchame un momento
10  Mi Tambor Y Yo
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6:33 suena el tambo', timbero como yo
11  La Verdad de Nuestro Son
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4:40 ......buscala monte adentro
12  Son Latin
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5:55 tema instrumental con vibrafono
Si al Gran Combo de Puerto Rico se le conoce como "La Universidad de la Salsa", al Conjunto Chappottín, desde hace 50 años, se le denomina "La Academia del Son". Conjunto Chappottin y sus Estrellas, one of the most renowned Son bands in Cuba, has performed internationally to the critical acclaim of many American, European and African fans.

The founding of the band dates back to the 1940s. It’s founder, Arsenio Rodríguez, was one the country's most famous band leader with major influences on the Latin jazz and Salsa music of the next decades. With his Conjunto he was the first to add reed and brass instruments to a latin band. When Arsenio Rodríguez left Cuba in 1950 to undergo an ophthalmology operation in New York to treat his eye disease, he handed the musical direction over to his first trumpet player, Felix Chappottin. The band was renamed "Felix Chappottin y su Conjunto Todos Estrellas". Felix Chappottin directed the band successfully until the year of his death in 1983. From 1983 until the 1990s his son Angel Chappottin Valdes was musical director. Since then the grandson of Felix Chappottin Jesus Angel Chappottin Coto has directed the “Conjunto Chappottin” together with singer and percussionist Miguelito Cuni Jr. Miguelito Cuni is the son of the former lead singer Miguel Cuni.

Conjunto Chappottin y sus Estrellas is one of the most renowned Son bands in cuba and has performed in the major Cuban music halls and in many american, european and african countries. The band dedicates to the traditional son with a variety of different stylistic elements such as son-montuno, guajira, guaracha, mambo, danzon, danzonette, charanga, afro-son, bembe, rumba (made up of yambu, columbia & guaguanco), and cha cha cha. With the additional horn group Arsenio Rodríguez changed the traditional setting of a son band. Arsenio was one of the most influential Cuban musicians of the last century and had major influences of the development of Salsa and latin jazz. In 1950, when Arsenio Rodríguez left Havana for New York, the band was renamed " Felix Chappottin y su Conjunto Todos Estrellas". Under the direction of Felix Chappottin, the successor of Arsenio Rodríguez and musical director of the band for more than 3 decades, who was often compared with Louis Armstrong, the band gained international reputation.

Musicians on "La Academia Del Son" By Conjunto Chappottin:

J. Ángel Chappottin "El Niño" Trompetas   Domingo Conrado Poey Bongo
Gilberto Azcuy Trompetas   Eduardo Sandoval Voces solistas y coros
Eloy Abreu Trompetas   Gregorio Laza "Cordovi" Voces solistas y coros
Gregorio Martínez Trompetas   Miguelito Cuni Jr. Voces solistas y coros
Ángel Labori "El Ángel Negro" Piano   Yamile Delgado Voz en "La Lengua"
Armando Fuentes Bajo   José Luis Uriart El rapero del ambiente
Francisco Vasallo "Jaruco" Conga