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.
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.

Willie Sotelo y La Mundial De La Salsa

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Carolina, Puerto Rico 2007 1 0 0
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Pianista, compositor y arreglista puertoriqueño. Pianista actual del GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO.

Biografía de Willie Sotelo: Graduado de la Universidad Interamericana, recinto de San German PR. en Educación Musical con concentración en Piano. A los 19 años fundó “Willie Sotelo’s Music Center” en Mayaguez PR de donde es oriundo. Era músico de las orquestas de su área y además tenia a cargo el grupo musical del Hotel Mayaguez Hilton. Tocó con orquestas como La Solución, Ismael Miranda, Elías Lopes, Willie Rosario, Lalo Rodríguez, y otras. Fue director musical de Frankie Ruiz, Luis Enrique, Amilcar Boscan, David Pabón, y actualmente es Direcor Musical de Roberto Roena y los Apollo Sound. Ha trabajado con artistas como Sophy, Carmita Jiménez, Basilio, Lissette, Lunna, y otros. Desde el 1992 se desempeña como ingeniero de grabación de su estudio FASTRACK RECORDING STUDIO en Carolina. Ha grabado a artistas como Son By Four, Lalo Rodríguez, Roberto Roena, Willie González, Mayra Mayra, Sergio Hernández, y otros.