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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Sin Chisme

Artist:   Arte Mixto

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Tropical 2001 11 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  La Maraca
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05:03 echale semilla pa'que suene
02  Huellas del Pasado
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04:40 jardin hermoso, recuerdo del pasado
03  Yemaya
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03:38 la reina eres tu....
04  Sin Comentarios
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05:10 dejame dejame dejame tranquilo ya
05  Amarte Más
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06:09 entregate de una vez
06  Rompiendo el Hielo
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04:08 amor amor, yo quiero vibrar por dentro
07  Ritmo Jagua
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05:32 baila con mi nuevo ritmo que te traigo del sur
08  El Dinero
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03:47 tht first line sounds like peter frampton
09  Picante y Sazón
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05:22 ponle pero que ponle mas
10  La Vuelta
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04:55 esta si que suena a los gypsy kings
11  Hacer Que Me Creas
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03:56 un bolerito flamenco
"The best band to come out of Cuba in the last 15 years". -Los Angeles Times They are a Cuban version of the highly popular Gipsy Kings, and they perform Cuban roots dance music with elements of flamenco, son & Afro-Cuban sounds.

Ernesto Lechner of the L.A. Times says this is "the best group to come out of Cuba in the last fifteen years!" They are a Cuban version of the highly popular Gipsy Kings, and they perform Cuban roots dance music with elements of flamenco, son & Afro-Cuban sounds.

Arte Mixto is under the direction of talented violinist Alexis Correa. A group of musicians, freshly graduated form the National School of Arts, got together and formed in the city of Cienfuegos, Cuba. They wanted to play the well known traditional Cuban music—the sones, guaguancos, the rumbas and the guarachas—and add to them elements of classical music, jazz, flamenco, salsa and samba.

Arte Mixto is like a thick-rooted tropical tree bearing delicate fruit. Nourished with countless hours of rehersal, great efforts, bitter-sweet moments, illusions and realities, we finally bring to light our third fruit: 'Sin Chisme'.