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.
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Beyond Salsa Piano Vol4

Artist:   Kevin Moore

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Instructional 2010 102 1
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© 2010 A. Kevin Moore. All rights reserved.
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01  Tumbao 13 Fast
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0:36 in the style of Rumbavana - track 25 of 102
02  Tumbao 29 Fast
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0:36 Maravilla de Florida style - track 57 of 102
03  Tumbao 49 Fast
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0:37 Orquesta Revé style - track 97 of 102
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Volume 4 continues where Volume 3 left off -the second part of of a 30-year period between the Cuban Revolution and the Timba Revolution. Beyond Salsa Piano is an instructional (eBook + audio), play-along history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section –from its first appearance to the present. This is the fourth book in a instructional series set to become the new standard for contemporary Latin piano styles. 80 pages (80 páginas) with 102 audio tracks (102 pistas).

Special notes about Beyond Salsa Piano Volume 4:

** Beyond Salsa Piano Volume 4 is the fourth in a series of instructional methods composed of an eBook with audio tracks. The eBook and audio tracks are sold separately. The eBook is a personalized pdf download compatible with Adobe Acrobat (more eBook info here).

** All 102 audio tracks have stereo separation: the left channel has the left hand piano part and the right channel has the right hand piano part.

Volume 4 continues where Volume 3 left off -the second part of of a 30-year period between the Cuban Revolution and the Timba Revolution. It analyzes the piano styles of the modernized conjuntos that became popular in the 1980s - Adalberto Álvarez & Son 14, Rumbavana Los Karachis, etc. It also covers the modernized charangas of Aliamén, Maravilla de Florida's Manolito Simonet period, Original de Manzanillo, among others and the charangón phase of Orquesta Revé.

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.

Click here for a pdf sample of the Beyond Salsa Piano Volume 4 eBook.

Click here for more Volume 4 samples. Email the author = kevin [at] timba [dot] com

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