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.

La Combinación de la Habana

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Havana, Cuba 2007 1 0 0
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Bajo la dirección del pianista y compositor Gerson Emilio Valdés, La Combinación de la Habana es un grupo nuevo y joven que nos brinda lo más fuerte de la Timba Cubana. La Combinación hace su debut en Diciembre del 2007 en La Casa de la Musica (Galiano) Centro Habana.

Retomando con afán la sonoridad de la más relevante época de la música Cubana, se reúnen en el Reparto Santa Amalia de la ciudad de la Habana trece músicos, que después de haber incursionado por diferentes y prestigiosas agrupaciones, decidieron combinarse para el deleite de los que aman la música bailable y el sabor inigualable de la Cubana.

Con los arreglos del pianista y director Gerson Emilio Valdés Aldanás, La Combinación de La Habana se lanza a conquistar los corazones de los fanáticos de la música latina del mundo entero.

Han participado en el Festival Benny Moré, el festival 'Mi Cuidad Baila', en el Concurso Son de Cossal y en los Carnavales de Cuidad la Habana.

Miembros de La Combinación de la Habana:

Gerson Emilio Valdés Director, Piano
Emilio Valdés Co-Director, Saxofón
Azaél Díaz González Bajo
Eduardo Leiva Collado Bateria, Timbal
Eugenio Rodríguez Sierra Cantante, Piano
Ranses Tolón Aguilera Trompeta 1
Leonel Medina Fellobe Trompeta 2
Reinier Rodríguez Hernández Trombón
Alejandro Salazar Padrón Tumbadoras
Maykel Llerena Flores Cantante
Oscar Reinaldo Correa Cantante
Yurisley Gómez Cambra Cantante
Richard Hernández Montalvo Guiro