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.
This 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 key purveyors of the Son Cubano. While completely dedicated to the performance of traditional Cuban music, Valera was exposed to jazz masters through cassette tapes while in school and those inspirations elevate the quality of his cuatro solos in subtle and wonderful ways. Joined here by childhood friend, renowned 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.
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.

Soy Yo

Artist:   Maraca

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Tropical 2005 12 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  Llévame con tu babalao
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4:39 salsa, bañame con tu suerte
02  Paloma blanca
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4:58 salsa, porque vamos a llorar
03  Soy yo
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4:12 cubatón y salsa, porque este año soy yo
04  A cualquiera te toca
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5:36 descarga con trombón
05  María Rosa
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5:22 salsa clásica a caballo
06  Estrella de amor
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5:24 bolero, si pudiera, algún día
07  Yo si sé
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5:04 salsa, lo que tu quieres
08  Sígueme si puedes
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5:14 descarga,el mostro de la flauta
09  Se te va la vida
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4:54 una bomba (puertorriqueña) muy bailable
10  Quién se la llevarà?
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4:48 salsa, tremenda champola
11  Tú verá tú va´ a ver
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5:52 son clásico de Cuba
12  Soy yo (Reggaeton remix)
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3:28 radio version
A super danceable album by latin jazz monster and virtuoso flautist Orlando "Maraca" Valle, who put together an incredible array of Cuba's top singers and players to record this superb release. Features Wilfredo Campa and Rolando Morejón on lead vocals, Rafael Paseiro on bass and Tatá Güines on congas. Highly Recommended.

Musician Credits for SOY YO by Orlando "Maraca" Valle

Orlando "Maraca Valle Flute, sequences, coro, director
Wilfredo Campa Lead vocals, coros
Rolando Morejón Lead vocals, coros
Jesús Madera Coros
Luis Valle Trumpets and trombones
Andres Pérez Jane Baritone sax
Rafael Valiente Congas Bongo, batá, cowbells
uan-Carlos Rojas "El Peje Drums, timbales, claves
Rafael Paseiro Bass
Irving Ferreiro Piano
Jannier Rodriguez Maracas and güiros
Tatá Güines Congas
Ammiel Castellanos Reggaeton on "Soy Yo
Maykel Elizarde Tres
Elmer Ferrer Electric guitar
José Manuel Tejeda Acoustic guitar
Eladio "Pancho Terry Chekere