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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No Alcanzan Palabras Para Ti

Artist:   Yamila Guerra

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Salsa 2009 8 0
# Name Play Time Info
01  No alcanzan palabras para ti
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4:22 written by Yalil Guerra
02  Santa Barbara (Chango)
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4:30 tribute to Celina González
03  Guajira
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3:53 written by Yalil Guerra
04  Quimbara
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4:15 tribute to Celia Cruz
05  El Paralitico
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4:11 tribute to Miguel Matamoros
06  Dame un besito
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3:41 written by Yalil Guerra
07  Nocivo
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2:58 written by Yamila & Yalil Guerra
08  El Alacran
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3:46 written by Yamila & Yalil Guerra
This album is a tribute to three great artists from Cuba: Celia Cruz ("Quimbara"), Celina González ("Santa Bárbara - Changó") and Miguel Matamoros ("El Paralítico"). Produced by Grammy nominee Yalil Guerra. Download includes 160kbps MP3s and the full cd booklet in pdf format.

Participating Musicians on NO ALCANZAN PALABRAS PARA TÍ

Yamila Guerra Lead Vocals
Yalil Guerra Director, Piano, Electric Bass
Rigoberto López Baby Bass
Luis Conte, Joey de León Jr. Congas & Bongó
Jimmy Branly, Raúl Pineda Drums and Timbales
Ramón Flores & Luis Eric González Trumpets
Humberto Ruíz, Francisco Torres Trombone
Rosell, Cary, Yalil, Yamila, Samuel Ovieda Voices

Yamila brings the rhythm of her native Cuba to the Los Angeles Latin scene. She learned a wide variety of artistic talents from Cuba, Europe, and the United States. At a very early age she was enrolled in Cuba’s National Ballet School where she studied Russian influenced Ballet for five years and ultimately began performing as a soloist. Following that, Yamila continued her studies at Cuban’s National School of Performing Arts where she learned music, dance, and acting.

In 2000 Yamila moved to Miami and there started to perform in the famous national TV show “Sábado Gigante”, Univisión TV. In the same network she worked at “Caliente” show & Los metiches. She co-hosted the show Luna Verde, channel 41. Yamila’s experiences and talents eventually brought her to Los Angeles, working on NBC, “King Pin” series, “Cante y Gane”, Azteca America and “De todo un poco”, Channel 22, Telemundo. She was invited to participate in the last season of the Mexican show “Super sabado”, Azteca TV. Mexico city. She also has performed in many Latin based venues. She has performed at the Mayan, Rumba Room, The Century Club, Mama Juanas and many other famous clubs in the Los Angeles area. She has also participated in several cultural events such as the Cuban Festival and the Latin American Festival, Day of Mexico Independence, among others. Currently Yamila is recording her fourth album and is working on many other projects that will debut soon.