Orquesta Akokan - Orquesta Akokan - LP Vinyl

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SKU:
c0014434
UPC:
823134005211

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Album:
Orquesta Akokan
Artist:
Orquesta Akokan
Format:
12" Vinyl

Description

Direct from Cuba! Daptone Records is proud to introduce Orquesta Akokán, a big band collective of Havana's top musicians both young and old, joining forces with some of the most creative and spirited talents of New York's Latin music scene.

Born out of a shared vision by singer José "Pepito" Gómez, producer Jacob Plasse, and arranger Michael Eckroth, the group reinvigorates the sound of the golden era of Cuban mambo with a bold new energy. Featuring all-original music cut live to tape over a three day session at Havana's hallowed state-run Estudios Areito - one of the longest operating studios in the world and where seminal Cuban records have been made since the early '40s, and more contemporarily with the 1997 release of the Buena Vista Social Club album - the group's self titled debut feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to listener. Which is no coincidence being that Akokán is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning "from the heart", and indeed every song presented hear is just that.
A1Mambo Rapidito3:19
A2La Corbata Barata5:26
A3Un Tabaco Para Elegua5:36
A4Otro Nivel4:26
A5La Cosa4:01
B1Cuidado Con El Tumbador4:11
B2Yo Soy Para5:14
B3No Te Hagas3:55
B4A Goxar La Vida3:38