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.

Boogalu Productions

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Sebastopol (CA), United States 1991 2 0 0
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Independent video production group focused on producing and presenting Cuban music and performing arts.

English: Boogalu Productions is an independent group from the San Francisco Bay Area focused on presenting and producing performing arts VIDEOS related to Cuban culture.

Our mission is to present with multimedia some of the spirit and rich cultural life of Cuba, with a focus on music and dance. We attempt to put forth definitive and authentic Cuban culture which would otherwise remain obscure, and to present the material with a rarely seen degree of depth.

In addition we work to develop ongoing relationships and international exposure for select Cuban artists and performing groups that are not well known and who have limited opportunities for a broader audience.

Español: Boogalu Productions es un grupo independiente del área de la bahía de San Francisco centrada en la presentación y producción de videos relacionados con la cultura cubana.

Nuestra misión es presentar con multi-media, la rica vida cultural de Cuba, con enfoque en música y danza. Procuramos poner adelante la cultura cubana auténticamenete y presentar el material con un grado de profundidad raramente visto.

salsa cubana • rueda de casino • rumba • orisha • descarga afro-cuban folklore • comparsa • danzón son • chachachá timba • afro-cuban jazz • changui • batá • charanga

Además trabajamos para desarrollar relaciones educaconales (cursos) y la exposición internacional para selectos artistas cubanos. Nuestro objectivo es darlos a conocer y brindarles oportunidades de manera más eficaz al igual que exponer al público al arte sofisticado del folklor cubano.

Français: Boogalu Productions est un groupe indépendant de la région de Baie de San Franciso concentrée sur présenter et produire les travaux d'art de exécution liés à la culture cubaine.

Notre mission est de présent avec des multimédia, une partie de l'esprit et la vie culturelle riche du Cuba, avec un foyer sur la musique et la danse. Nous essayons de mettre en avant la culture cubaine définitive et authentique qui demeurerait autrement obscure, et de présenter le matériel avec un degré de profondeur rarement vu.

En outre nous travaillons pour développer des rapports continus et l'exposition internationale pour les artistes cubains choisis et les groupes d'exécution qui ne sont pas bien connus et qui ont limité des occasions pour une plus large assistance.

Deutsch: Boogalu Productions ist eine unabhängige Gruppe vom San Francisco Bucht-Bereich, der auf das Darstellen und das Produzieren der durchführenden kunstarbeiten gerichtet wird, die auf kubanischer Kultur bezogen werden.

Unsere Mission ist, sich mit Multimedia, etwas von dem Geist und reichem kulturellem Leben von Kuba, mit einem Fokus auf Musik und Tanz darzustellen. Wir versuchen, endgültige und authentische kubanische Kultur weiter zu setzen, die anders unverständlich bleiben würde, und das Material mit einem selten gesehenen Grad Tiefe darzustellen.

Zusätzlich arbeiten wir, um fortwährende Verhältnisse und internationale Belichtung für auserwählte kubanische Künstler zu entwickeln und Durchführengruppen, die nicht weithin bekannt sind und die Gelegenheiten für ein ausgedehnteres Publikum begrenzt haben.