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Conga Electrica

Conga Electrica

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~ Quimbombo

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Conga Electrica is a diverse album with five new songs and five songs chosen from Cuba's rich musical history. It's textures range from that of an intimate trio playing a "sambafied" bolero (Añorado Encuentro) to a "transient" take on Cuban carnival music with guitar hero Octavio Kotan's pulsating riffs and Brazilian-style call and response drum breaks (the title track). The key innovation on this album is the integration, on four tracks, of "Bloco Quimbombó," a Brazilian-style bateria or drum section. What the bateria does here is to add a dense layer of street drumming to the Cuban groove-beats tailor-made for each song by musical director and producer Nick Herman. The album features the powerful callejero (streetwise) voice of Grammy-nominated Havana native David Oquendo, full of spontaneity and humor. Oquendo was likewise deeply involved in the band's debut release, Quimbombó. Making his debut recording here as a lead singer is Igor Arias Baró, a young Cuban well known in New York for his energetic imporovising in the hard hitting timba style. REVIEWS: 'It's hard not to hope the electric experiment keeps on going. Highly Recommended.' --Peter Watrous, (former NY Times Critic), writing for Descarga Review 'This new set from this hard charging New York based/world oriented crew will blow your ears wide open. A savory gumbo that keep the caliente muy... ' --Midwest Record '...rambunctious...Within the musical context of Quimbombó, we've grown accustomed to authenticity. In a very modern setting, that's what we got. ' --Nestor Louis, Palosalsero.com Album Cover Art: "Maracatu da Zona da Mata" by Marcio Melo.

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    Artist: Quimbombo
    Title: Conga Electrica
    Genre: Latin Pop/Rock
    Release Date: 7/1/2008
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637439844
    UPC: 796873085182
    Item #: 206881X
    This product is a special order