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Orquesta Akokán

Author: José Gómez; Orquesta Akokán,
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Daptone Records, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : SpanishView all editions and formats
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Akokan is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning 'from the heart, ' and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (Daptone Records) by Orquesta Akokan feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. This is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young and old. It features all-original music and was cut live to tape over a three-day session at Havana's hallowed state-run  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spanish language material
Latin
Jazz
Mambos (Music)
Latin jazz
Popular music
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
Music Type: Popular music; Jazz
All Authors / Contributors: José Gómez; Orquesta Akokán,
ISBN: 9786317246393 6317246394
OCLC Number: 1029740399
Language Note: Sung in Spanish.
Notes: Latin jazz.
Title from disc label.
All songs by José Gómez, Michael Ekroth, and Jacob Plasse ; lyrics by José Gómez.
"A Chulo production"--Disc label.
Program notes by Martin Perna, of Antibalas, in English and Spanish printed on container.
Credits: Produced by Jacob Plasse ; arranged by Michael Eckroth.
Performer(s): Orquesta Akokán (José "Pepito" Gómez, lead vocals ; César Lopez, alto saxophone ; Jamil Schery, José Luis "Shewy" Hernandez, tenor saxophones ; Evaristo Denis, baritone saxophone ; Carlos "Afrokán" Alvarez Guerra, Heikel Fabian Trimino, Yoandy Argudin, trombones ; Santiago Ceballos Seijido, Harold Madrigal Frías, trumpets ; Otto Santana Selis, conga, timbales ; Eduardo Lavoy Zaragoza, Jr., bongo ; Jorge Reyes, bass ; Michael Eckroth, piano ; Jacob Plasse, tres ; Eddie Venegas, Luis Soto, background vocals) ; with accompanying musicians.
Event notes: Recorded
2016 November 7-10,
Areito Studios, Havana, Cuba.
Description: 1 audio disc (39 min., 46 sec.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Mambo rapidito --
La corbata barata --
Un tabaca para elegua --
Otro nivel --
La cosa --
Cuidado con el tumbador --
Yo soy para tí --
No te hagas --
A gozar la vida.
Medium of Performance: big band
Responsibility: canta José "Pepito" Gómez.

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Akokan is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning 'from the heart, ' and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (Daptone Records) by Orquesta Akokan feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. This is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young and old. It features all-original music and was cut live to tape over a three-day session at Havana's hallowed state-run Estudios Areito.

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