Volume 11: Cantos de Congos (Palo)
Released by Luca Brandoli.
3 CDs with book of transcriptions.
I am extremely pleased to announce the release of Luca Brandoli's eleventh installment of his series of Afro-Cuban songs, this time for long awaited songs of Palo.
Nothing even close to this package has ever been made and,
in my opinion, this is a monumental release.
Luca brings us 50 songs on 3 CDs with 128 tracks in total plus a 78 page spiral-bound book of phonetically transcribed songs! Luca once again sets the standard for an exceptional study combined with great sound quality, beautiful vocals and drumming. An easy to use book with index pages and informational materials to accompany the songs on the CDs and in the book help make this a collection that is second to none.
The objective of this book and of a series of volumes to follow is to present Afro-Cuban songs for those interested in learning them in their rich variety, and in their different manifestations in the folkloric life or tradition of Cuba today. These volumes will present the songs within their proper context and with the appropriate clave, melody and time relationships.