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"Vivencias en Clave Cubana" 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 most important purveyors of the Son Cubana. While completely dedicated to the performance of traditional Cuban music, Valera was exposed to Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery and Chick Corea through cassette tapes while in school and those jazz inspirations elevate the quality of his cuatro solos in subtle and beautiful ways. Joined here by childhood friend, reknowned Cuban 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. Cuba's traditional music has a history of constant evolution from its very beginnings. With "Vivencias en Clave Cubana," Kiki Valera continues in that spirit.
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.


Artist:   Reve y su Charangon

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Timba 2007 11 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  FresquecitoCom
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4:34 Aisar Hernández Dirección musical
02  El Telefono
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4:45 Juan Ceruto Producción musical
03  El Dinero
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4:32 Elito Revé, Aisar Hernández voz, bajo
04  El Martes
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4:26 Wilfredo Naranjo, Jorge Luis Vila piano, tres
05  La Vida
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4:39 Miguel Martínez, Roberto Morales bongó del monte, coros
06  Ya No Te Doy Mas Na
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4:36 Andy Fornet, Arián Chacón timbal, congas, batás
07  El Jonron
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5:25 Ariel Hernández, Maikel Díaz bongó, güiro
08  Vamos A Bailar El Changui
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3:20 Eulises Benavides, Yamer Pérez trombones
09  A Sancochar Boniato
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4:41 Orlando Montaner, Irving Frontela trombón, violín
10  No Le Pegues Con El Pie
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4:55 Dagoberto Vázquez, Pascual Matos "El Sinsonte" voz
11  La Madrugada
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4:33 Eric E. Broche "El Chino", Lázaro Cuesta "El Bello" voz
One of the very best timba albums released so far in the 21st century. Winner of the 2008 Cuba Disco award. This record is by Elio Jr. -known as Elito.

Wow! With Fresquesito Elito Revé put to rest any doubts that he would be able to lead the group back to the prominence it achieved under his father. Revé handily won's 2007 "best live touring band of the summer" poll and is on a major roll as of this writing. The new musical director and principal arranger, bassist Aisar Hernández, is a major new force as a writer, arranger, and bassist who was interviewed by's Michelle White in early 2008.