Cuba based rap duo, Zona Franka, blends traditional rhythms with the grit and swagger of hip-hop and rap vocal phrasings. Their clever shout choruses create instant tropical dance classics using their unique self-titled "changui con flow" style.


Artist:   Nelson Manuel

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Timba 2007 11 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  La Prohibida
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4:44 Nelson Manuel - Voz solista
02  De Lo Bueno, Lo Mejor
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5:05 María Díaz, Aida Aguilera - Piano, Bajo
03  Palabras
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4:02 Fidel Perez, Edgar Araujo - Conga, Timbal
04  No Me Llames
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4:40 Wilfredo Mosqueda - Guitarra
05  Arrepentida
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4:19 Isidro Durán, Ricardo Cabo Verde - Trompeta
06  Vamos A Ver
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5:40 Ariel Guillot, Miguelito Cuni - Trombón, Maracas
07  Morir Por Dentro
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4:26 Yeisel González - Guiro y voz
08  No Me Regalo
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5:13 Yulaima Nuñez - Voz en tema 7
09  Ella Se Fue
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4:25 Michel Calvo, Roberto Morales - Coros
10  Ando Buscando
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4:00 Barbarito López - Coros
11  Ay José
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4:06 Arnaldo Jiménez - Musical director
With a calm, relaxed and unpretentious voice, Nelson Manuel’s new group delivers classic Havana sounding Timba. His clear voice and phrasing style create a nice contrast with the very intense music filled with cool breakdowns and coros.

Nelson Manuel Cotrina Gutiérrez, is today one of the most outstanding singers of the current Cuban music scene. Born in Havana, Santa Delicia (Mariano), his career started by featuring at the most popular Cuban orchestras such as “La Monumental”, conducted by the master Daniel Rojas. During that time he continued his music studies at the school Felix Varela, achieving a perfect command of his voice, shaping it and injecting the essence of the Cuban music to his compositions.

By 1998 all this experience attracted a producer who hired him to work as a soloist together with the vedette Maria Antonieta, on the show “Habana, Ritmo y Sabor”, which ran in Mexico, under the artistic conduction of Juan Carlos Moreno. Due to his international fame Nelson Manuel was called once again to release a second production in 2001. The show 'Cubanísimo Superior', directed by the famous choreographer and artistic director Tomás Morales, who began at the most famous cabaret: La Tropicana. Nelson Manuel decided to make up his own orchestra on November 13th of 2003. Nelson’s musical concept is to maintain himself on the wave of the best Cuban rhythms, guided by singers such as Issac Delgado, the Cuban salsa star, and Los Van Van, the monster of continental timba.