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Patakin

Artist:   Bobi Cespedes

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Son 2009 12 0
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$9.99

© 2009 Bobi Cespedes Productions. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks, liner notes and cover art.
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# Name Play Time Info
01  Sabor A Mi
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3:56 si negaras tu presencia en mi vivir
02  Patakin Intro (Bata)
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0:22 a Unle el Rey Divino lo envidiaba Omolokum
03  Patakin
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4:55 ya que la letra traía de todo menos iré
04  En El Balcon Aquel
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4:12 receurdas la luna se asomo
05  Mensaje A Lola
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3:58 la canequita de Lola si se la quiutan se muere
06  Drume Negrita
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4:38 se le salen los pies de la cunita
07  Si Agua No Llueve Maiz No Crece
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4:48 sin tener que enfocar en maldades de la gente
08  Inolvidable
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4:00 pero aquello que un dia nos hizo llorar de alegría
09  Ernestina Intro (Yambu)
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3:58 une señora salió buscando a su nieta
10  Ernestina
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4:11 a mi me gusta la rumba como a ti te gusta el coco
11  Sin Razon Ni Justicia
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4:02 contra el mundo yo iré por adorardte así
12  Volver A Querer
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4:47 y al corazón permitir que vuelva a ese querer
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Bobi is a treasure and her new CD Patakin a delight! A native of Cuba, she brings to her art a lifetime of profound immersion in Afro-Cuban traditions such as the son, rumba, bolero and Yoruba-based culture. She is unique voice that has earned the respect of her peers and the hearts of her loyal fans in the San Francsico Bay Area, where she has made her home for the last 30 years.

In front of a sold-out crowd at Berkeley's La Peña, Bobi Céspedes performed songs from her new CD Patakin with an all-star cast of Bay Area's finest. The stage was adorned with the many flowers gifted to her for the event. Fellow musician John Santos best expresses our sentiments about Bobi: "Bobi is a treasure! A native of Cuba, she brings to her art a lifetime of profound immersion in Afro-Cuban traditions such as the son, rumba, bolero and Yoruba-based culture. She is unique voice that has earned the respect of her peers and the hearts of her loyal fans in the San Francsico Bay Area, where she has made her home for the last 30 years".

To those attending, the uplifting concert asserted the notion that folkloric music can be very sophisticated. Her classic interpretations of both her original and known ballads contrasted nicely with the upbeat salsa and son numbers. "Maíz No Crece" and "Drume Negrita" were especially moving. Everyone in the band provided vocal support and the harmonies were especially sweet with Lichi Fuentes and Eric Rangel on board. Highlights included simultaneous piano and trumpet playing by Marco Díaz and the tight rhythms by bassist Saul Sierra, conguero Sany Pérez and Julio Péerez on timbales and bongó. Rounding out the ensemble were José Roberto Hernández on guitar and a special appearance by Roberto Razón on tres.

Bobi Céspedes - Lead Vocal

Marco Díaz - Piano, Trumpet

Saul Sierra - Bass, Vocals

Julio Pérez - Percussion

Sandy Péerez - Congas

José Roberto Hernández - Guitar, Vocals

Lichi Fuentes - Vocals

Eric Rangel - Vocals, Maracas

Roberto Razón - Tres