"Vivencias en Clave Cubana" 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 most important purveyors of the Son Cubana. While completely dedicated to the performance of traditional Cuban music, Valera was exposed to Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery and Chick Corea through cassette tapes while in school and those jazz inspirations elevate the quality of his cuatro solos in subtle and beautiful ways. Joined here by childhood friend, reknowned Cuban 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. Cuba's traditional music has a history of constant evolution from its very beginnings. With "Vivencias en Clave Cubana," Kiki Valera continues in that spirit.
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.
Confirm Password:
Newsletter: Yes I want to receive notices of new
      releases & special offers. Sí, quiero
      recibir boletines de nuevos
      lanzamientos y ofertas especiales.
(type the code from the image)
(pon en código de la imagen)

Please make sure your inbox settings will accept emails from '@latinpulsemusic.com'. Incorrect settings can place our emails in your spam folder.

Acuérdate ajustar tu carpeta de entrada para que aceptes emails de '@latinpulsemusic.com' porque el enlace de activación o tu contraseña olvidada te puede caer en tu carpeta de spam.

Hi, great web store! Other sites are expensive and take a long time to send the albums. Prices are better here and the CD's can be downloaded immediately along with the booklets, what could be better?
-- StuartG, New York, U.S.A.

Please ACTIVATE your account!
Once you signup you'll receive an activation email. Click on the activation link and you'll be ready to download.

*** ALERT ***
Do NOT use SAFARI and MICROSOFT browsers.
Only CHROME and FIREFOX work with this website. ***

Me encanta que la descarga incluye un pdf con el librito completo del CD porque me gusta leer los créditos mientras oigo el disco por primera vez. Sigan con su tremendo trabajo!
-- Roberto G, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

Acuerdate de ACTIVAR tu cuenta!
Al registrate recibiras un email con un enlace para activatar tu cuenta. Pulsa en el enlace y estarás listo para descargar.