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Cuba Discography of CDs


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Area 52 Area 52 CD (2012)
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Cuba CD discography From Re-Foc, their very first release in 2002, post-nuevo flamenco guitar duo Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero thumbed their noses at purist notions of flamenco. Having initially come from heavy metal, they wedded their new music to metal's pyrotechnics and the various folk styles of their native Mexico, creating a new genre in acoustic music. That said, Area 52 is unlike anything they have recorded before. The album began as simply an orchestral overview of tunes from their catalog to issue while they wrote new material, but it became something wholly other. Along with producer Peter Asher and arranger Alex Wilson (whose charts here are almost too fantastic to believe), they employed C.U.B.A., a 13-piece Cuban orchestra, and the diverse talents of several guests. Recording mainly in Havana, the duo, with C.U.B.A., set about completely reinventing RyG's songs. Take opener "Santo Domingo," with Los Van Van's Samuel Formell in the drum chair. Here, those acoustic guitars are augmented by strings, a whomping funky electric bassline, a full brass section, saxophone, and flute. They travel through fiery Afro-Cuban montunos and charging descargas wed seamlessly to their brand of flamenco. "Hanuman" features metal drummer John Tempesta in a frenetic son layered over flamenco before Santana-esque lead guitars and a full-fledged timba take the lead. Sitar great Anoushka Shankar helps out on "Ixtapa" by playing an illuminating solo amid the acoustic guitars and percussion section, before they force her to up the ante and improvise Latin style, touching on guaguanco. She responds fluidly and imaginatively; eventually, flamenco gets moved all the way over into salsa and Afro-Cuban jazz à la Machito! "11:11" highlights the gorgeous upright bass playing of guest Carlos Benavent (formerly of Paco de Lucía's group) and the chanted vocals of Carlota Teresa Noriega in call and response with the band. Sanchez's acoustic steel-string and electric lap steel guitar solos are delicious, too. The oud playing of Palestinian Le Trio Joubran on "Master Maqui" stands in contrast to Wilson's big horn charts (which are a dead cross between Gerald ...
Curopa Curopa CD (2012)
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Sus Grandes Orq. Sus Grandes Orq. CD (2002)
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Music Around The World Music Around The World CD
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Worldstars Worldstars CD (2007)
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Musiques Cubaines Musiques Cubaines CD
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Various Artists - Salsas & Merengues Various Artists - Salsas & Merengues CD (2002)
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Planete - Various Artists Planete - Various Artists CD (2000)
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Cuba albums Roberto Torres,Orquesta Aragon Celia Cruz&Tito Puente,Benny M
Havana Havana  (1998)
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Cuba music CDs Track Listing of songs: Havana; Leap Of Faith; Havana;
Black Island Black Island  (1999)
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Cuba discography Features Shara Nelson (Voice Of Massive Attack's 'Unfinished Sympathy'). Additional personnel includes: Shara Nelson (vocals). Audio Remixers: Groove Armada; Agent Sumo. Cuba includes: Christopher Andrews, Ashley Bates.
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10 Year Story 10 Year Story CDs (2007)
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2007 two CD anthology celebrating the Dance act's fruitful decade-long career. This double disc set contains one disc devoted to their up-tempo material and one disc of down tempo cuts. This retrospective features all the hits ...
Everything Everything  (2006)
Track Listing of songs: Everything; Somebody Like You; Mona Lisa; Temptation; With A Girl Like You; When Did We Fall Out Of Love; Moanin' These Blues; 3 More Days; Can't Take It With You; Te Quiero; It's All ...
Gargolas Vol. 2 Gargolas Vol. 2 CD (2006)
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Personnel: Lito M.C. Cassidy, King Yamil, OG Black, Wisin & Yandel, Banton Bolivian, Alberto Stylee, Nicky Jam, Rey Pirin (vocals).


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Rodrigo Y Gabriela
CubaRodrigo Y Gabriela, Groove Armada
Alex WilsonSarah Cleaver, Toumani Diabate, Kate Peterson, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra, Truby Trio, Blues Disciples, Zoumana Diarra, Simon Dunmore



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