Live in Havana at the Proyecto La California
Released by earthcds
Recorded by Lawrence Millard
Audio CD: 53 minutes - 15 tracks
Live performance of a folkloric group in Havana, Cuba recorded on December 22, 2001. In the first 10 tracks we hear devotional songs to the Orishas, the Afro-Cuban deities, played on the batá drums. The last 5 tracks include many styles of rumba, basically, unique party music of Cuba invented by the slaves. Yambu is slow and for the elderly, Guaguanco is fast and for flirtation between men and women, and finally, Columbia, a playful battle or competition for the men. A few of the tracks have special mixes of guiro, conga and bata-rumba. Many of you will recognize the famous location of this performance as it is is on the album cover of Yoruba Andabo's legendary CD, El Callejon De Los Rumberos. As usual, a portion of all sales from earthcds' releases are donated to organizations that help with humanitarian needs in the country of the recording.