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.
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.

Raices Boricuas con Sandra Roldan

Artist:   Music of Puerto Rico

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Jíbaro 1978 12 0


© 1978 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks, liner notes, lyric sheets and cover art.
All audio tracks in MP3-VBR format. About LPM album downloads.
# Name Play Time Info
01  I Was a Ghetto Chld
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3:34 singing about our isalnd Puerto Rico
02  Verde Luz
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2:27 de monte y mar, verde luz de monte y mar
03  El Reloj
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2:41 a la una y media se paro
04  Exodo Boricua
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4:08 ya en tu tierra quierida todo se ve muy extraño
05  Los Carreteros
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3:55 se oyen cantando así, lai le lo lai
06  Seis de Andino
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3:11 que se parece a una flor con pétalos de oro
07  Que se va José
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2:40 yo trabajaba tú administrabas tú no me querías ná
08  Cancion a Albizu Campos
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5:40 los montes te saludan principe del imperio
09  Canto a Culebra
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5:24 es parte de Borinquen bella
10  Le Lo Lai
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3:32 si usted quiere alimentarse tiene que aprender primero
11  Antonia
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3:16 los pueblos no perdonan, un día esta ley se ha de cumplir
12  Despierta Boricua
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4:37 viva la patria viva la revolución
A beautiful folk record featuring singer and rhythm guitarist Sandra Roldan, this release includes heartfelt songs from Puerto Rico: songs about political struggle, revolution and also the beauty of the island. This Brooklyn based trio plays all spanish songs except for the album opener "I Was A Ghetto Child". Album download includes an 8 page bilingual booklet with liner notes, historical information and the complete lyrics of the songs.

A special note by Ana Luisa Durán: "The title of this album, Boricua Roots, does not represent a catching design in search of sales success. Neither does the collection of songs. Nor has the singer channeled her extraordinary potential into a route of splendor. A laborious, at times painful scrutiny has preceded this album. It symbolizes the modest, inwardly gravitating pursuit of a derooted generation in search of dignified anchorage..."

Una nota especial por Ana Luisa Durán: "El título de este álbum, Raíces Boricuas, no representa un rótulo en busca de promoción de ventas. Ni es cartel competitivo la colección de sus canciones. Tampoco ha encauzado la cantante su extraordinario potencial en una ruta de esplendor. Una trabajosa búsqueda, a veces dolorosa, ha precedido la elaboración de este álbum, que simboliza una modesta, centrípeta exploración de una generación en pos de digno anclaje..."


voice and rhythm guitar
cuatro, 12 string guitar, palitos
conga, güiro, maracas, guani