"Vivencias en Clave Cubana" is the debut solo album of Cuban cuatro master Kiki Valera, a member of the Familia Valera Miranda, a century-old group and one of the most important purveyors of the Son Cubana. While completely dedicated to the performance of traditional Cuban music, Valera was exposed to Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery and Chick Corea through cassette tapes while in school and those jazz inspirations elevate the quality of his cuatro solos in subtle and beautiful ways. Joined here by childhood friend, reknowned Cuban vocalist Coco Freeman, Valera and his exciting ensemble pair 12 original songs with beautiful instrumental work in ways that will make you dance, laugh, and possibly shed a tear. Cuba's traditional music has a history of constant evolution from its very beginnings. With "Vivencias en Clave Cubana," Kiki Valera continues in that spirit.
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 Autentica Sublime

Artist:   La Sublime

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Afro-Cuban 2002 12 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  Tema de Presentación
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0:46 el clásico cha cha cha de la Sublime
02  El Pagador De Promesas
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5:18 a nadie le gusta la mentira
03  Dónde Andabas Anoche
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4:20 recorrí la Habana y no te encontre
04  Decídete
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4:59 a entregarme el corazón
05  El Mambo Me Priva
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5:20 que Dios me perdone su hago mal
06  Caimitillo y Marañón
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5:48 tienes miedo que mirarme, quererme, y del amor
07  Lágrimas Negras
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5:46 el bolsillo de los hombres lo administra la mujer
08  Suavecito
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5:54 es como me gusta más
09  Qué Tiene Esa Cintura
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3:46 mira.....yo quiero saber
10  No Quiero Que Me Digan Borracho
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4:30 porque borracho no soy
11  Bilongo
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3:47 la timba se ha puesto buena cuando te canto morena
12  Bonito y Sabroso
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3:59 homenaje a las mexicanas
This release continues the legacy of La Sublime with classic tunes such as "Decídete," "Lágrimas Negras," and "Bilongo," as well as two new tunes, including the Cándido Fabré composition "El Pagador De Promesas." Violinist Geraldo Veloz is the musical director of the band, along with founding member Melquiades Fundora on flute and Santiago Barbón on piano.

Musicians on "¡La Autentica Sublime!" :

Melquiades Fundora Flauta   Gerardo Veloz Violin
Ismael Quintero Congas   José A. Moya Violin
Cesar Caguales Paila   Santiago Barbón Piano
Martin Collado Campana   Humberto Sierra Guiro
Ottoniel Martínez Coros   José M. Mendoza Coros
Pedro Matos Coros   Gerardo Veloz Coros