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.

Tengo Puerto Rico en Mi Corazon

Artist:   Music of Puerto Rico

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Jíbaro 1971 12 0


© 1971 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  Que Bonita Bandera
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5:08 la bandera puertorriqueña
02  Culebras y Vieques
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2:55 aquí viene el pueblo
03  Puerto Rico Tiene Minas
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2:49 tiene minas de verdad, que no las quieren quitar
04  Yo Quiero
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2:34 que mi patria sea libre
05  Preciosa
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4:10 te llaman las olas del mar
06  Un Pueblito En
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2:01 ay ay ay, que de hacer sin un querer
07  Controversia
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5:44 una décima puertorriqueña
08  Orgullosa
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3:20 de tus verdes praderas y tus rubias palmeras
09  Senor Inversionista
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2:46 y su nombre es algo olvidado
10  Volveremos
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3:10 junto a la inquietud del rio, al calor de mi bohío
11  Borinquen
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2:21 tu recuerdo mi dulce Puerto Rico
12  Cuchifritos
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3:56 aquí participan los niños
An intensely political record of protest songs dealing woth the status of Puerto Rico and its governance by the United States. This release includes songs about political struggle, strife, and revolution. This duo is accompanied by Miguel Poventud on lead guitar abd bass. Album download includes an 16 page bilingual booklet with liner notes, historical information and the complete lyrics of the songs.

A special note by Alfredo López : "I don’t want anyone to listen to this record until they’ve put some truths into their heads. Because without these truths, you can never really understand this record on anything that comes out of a patriot’s mouth. Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States. Not a colony in a vague definition applied to the Latin American countries, not a colony like some calm suburbia of New York. It is a colony in the traditional sense, politically, socially and economically..."

Una nota especial por Alfredo López: "No quiero que nadie escuche este disco sin antes haber puesto algunas verdades en su cabeza. Porque sin estas verdades, nunca podrán entender verdaderamente ni este disco ni cualquier otro que salga de la inspiración de un patriota. Puerto Rico es una colonia de Estados Unidos. No una colonia en la vaga definición que se aplica a otros países latinoamericanos, no una colonia, como algunos claman, que es un suburbio de Nueva York. Es una colonia en el sentido tradicional, político, social y económico..."