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Grupo AfroCuba De Matanzas - Raíces Africanas album

Grupo AfroCuba De Matanzas - Raíces Africanas album
  • Performer Grupo AfroCuba De Matanzas
  • Title Raíces Africanas
  • Date of release 1998
  • Style Afro-Cuban
  • Other formats AUD TTA RA TTA WAV DTS AU
  • Genre Latin
  • Size MP3 1225 mb
  • Size FLAC 1434 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 174

This is pure religious music from what seem (since they sing several traditions and their studio-recorded performances lack a certain intensity) to be some kind of folk group.

GRUPO AFROCUBA DE MATANZAS 11/13/1998 WaPo: "When Dizzy Gillespie brought Afro-Cuban jazz to North America in the late '40s, he was drawing on master Cuban drummers who had emigrated to the United States. Those congueros were drawing on Havana's popular dance bands, and those bands were drawing on religious groups out in Cuba's provinces, whose use of chanting and drumming was little changed from the music brought from Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries. Raices Africanas (African Roots) Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas.

Sample this album Artist (Sample). Raices Africanas is a great introduction to the African-Cuban musical tradition. The cd covers various styles of this tradition. In line with other African derived forms of music, the listener is able to hear the interplay between the instruments and the vocalist(s). The cd covers various styles of this musical tradition ranging from Rhumba to the male initiation anthem Abakua. This collection by Grupo Afro-Cuba is excellent for students of music, collectors of African derived music or people who just enjoy good music.

Grupo AfroCuba De Matanzas - Raíces Africanas ‎(CD, Album). Instruments & Performance. Steve Coleman And The Mystic Rhythm Society In Collaboration With AfroCuba De Matanzas. Steve Coleman Featuring The Groups The Council Of Balance And Five Elements - Genesis & The Opening Of The Way ‎(2xCD, Album). BMG France, RCA Victor.

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The term Afro-Cuban refers to Cubans who mostly have Native West African ancestry and to historical or cultural elements in Cuba thought to emanate from this community.


1 Caridad
2 Ogún
3 Oshún
4 Changó
5 Ananú
6 Eleguá
7 Paló
8 Pa' Los Mayores
9 Enigue Nigue
10 Aguado Koloya
11 Brikamo
12 Abakuá
13 Baila Mi Guaguancó


  • Art Direction – Francisco (Mininí) Zamora Chirino*
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Ramón Alom
  • Graphics – Wendie R. Blanchard
  • Lead Vocals – Dolores Pérez Herrera (tracks: 1, 7, 8, 10), Enrique Mesa Cespedes* (tracks: 9, 12), Francisco (Mininí) Zamora Chirino* (tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12), Hortensio "Virulilla" Alfonso (tracks: 9), Sara Gobel Villamil* (tracks: 10, 13)
  • Liner Notes – Lisa Maria Salb
  • Mastered By – Robery Vosgien
  • Mixed By – Francisco Zamora Chirino, Lisa Maria Salb, Ramón Alom
  • Percussion – Enrique Mesa Cespedes*, Francisco (Mininí) Zamora Chirino*, Luis Cancino Morales, Pedro Aballi Torriente, Ramon (Sandy) Garcia Pérez*, Ramses Zamora Molina, Reylaldo Gobel Villamil*
  • Pre-Mastered By – Greg Landau
  • Producer – Lisa Maria Salb
  • Translated By – Nero Capote
  • Vocals – Amparo Rodriguez Fundora, Bertina Aranda Villamil, Dolores Pérez Herrera, Enrique Mesa Cespedes*, Francisco (Mininí) Zamora Chirino*, Hortensio "Virulilla" Alfonso, Luis Cancino Morales, Sara Gobel Villamil*


Recorded live and mixed in February 1996 at Egrem Studios in Havana.

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  • Barcode: 016351660923