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.
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Que Felicidad

Artist:   Picason

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Timba 2005 10 0


© 2005 Picasón. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks, liner notes and cover art.
All audio tracks in MP3-VBR format. About LPM album downloads.
# Name Play Time Info
01  Llego La Ley
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2:28 llegó Picason, se acabó el desorden
02  Que Felicidad
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5:36 canta y no llores, inspirational
03  Yo Soy Tu Hombre
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5:39 old school salsa feel (w/ PR-style bomba)
04  Que Inspiración
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6:42 smooth vocals with brazilian influence
05  Dime
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6:08 arrangement with classic Fania flavors
06  Cuida Este Amor
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5:30 rica timba, killer bamboleo-type lines & breaks
07  Donde Nace el Amor
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5:33 jazzy and soulful, te pido la bendición
08  Se Acabó
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5:08 melón-type piano intro, congas featured
09  Quiero
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5:28 outstanding cha-cha, ripping solos
10  Sola en la Calle
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5:29 fast dance tune, groovy coro-pregón
20th Anniversary Special-Edition (fifth) album from one of the best timba bands outside of Cuba. An extremely danceable and sophisticated record.

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Que Felicidad
Unlike the international trend to a "neo-traditional" salsa style, the musicians in Cuba developed their music into a completely different direction. They came out with a fresher sound, more complex rhythm and harmony and they called it "timba". José Luís Cortés (bandleader of NG La Banda) who has worked with Picason in the early nineties is considered to be the father of the new style. Timba uses all kinds of musical influences. The funky seventies (Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & ire, etc.) play their parts together with Hip-Hop and Rap. Compared to traditional salsa, the timba groove is heavier and even more syncopated. There’s more space for the rhythm section to improvise, bass and piano play their poly-rhythmical "tumbaos“ with much more power. The horn-riffs have become sharper and the lyrics cheekier.

< Picason has put the finishing touches to Orlando Valle’s wonderful compositions by adding the latest spices from the Cuban timba-kitchen. There’s also a "special red hot pepper“ with the group now: Ernesto Manuitt. Ernesto is known as a lead singer of one of the top Cuban timba bands, "Klimax". Now living in Europe, Ernesto is the youngest member of Picason and one good reason for the authenticity, the high quality, and the refreshing energy of the actual Picason albums 'Timba' and 'Que Felicidad'.

'Que Felicidad' marks the 20th anniversary of Picason.