Funky Guajiro ****
(Nu D'Lux 156253 (OS6)),
This party's not for sitting, friends. You might say the Guajiros just got funkier.
The first time you walk into a Nu D'Lux party, you feel like you've discovered a beautiful secret, an underground river that carries you smoothly and joyously into the night. Theirs is a pure music both sweet and fierce with a sincerity and humility unheard of on the current salsa scene.
Their love affair with Cuban Music began years before Buena Vista Social Club and has evolved far beyond simply aping the standards. Their sound is unmistakable and unique. Incorporating Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto Rican vocal stylings, the Cuban tres guitar, violin, trombone, trumpet and a modern-groove rhythm section of New York's finest (conga, bongo and timbales), the group is able to travel from the sweetest Son to amped up and funky modern Cuban numbers with astounding ease and dedication. Rumba, danzon, even gospel-infused melodies pour out over the dancing crowd; it must be seen to be believed.
These musicians are honored to have shared the international stage with renowned bands such as Los Van Van, Buena Vista Social Club, y El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.
A refreshing break from the loud, deliberately complex modern trends in Latin dance music, Nu D'Lux offer a full serving of passion, percussion and pleasure every time they hit the stage. (label, 2012-10-19)
Song titles include:
Aqui Tenemos Ya
Dame Un Traguito
I Can't Go On Without You
Se Pasa Bien
Saca Tu Pareja
Crow With No Rhythm
Lo Que Viene Asi Se Va
Aaron Halva Tres, coros, composition and arrangements and keyboards on track 8
Jainardo Batista Congas, lead vocals, maraca, composition
Albert Lewsink Trumpet, captain of the mix
Jorge Bringas Bass, coros
Gabriel "Chinchilita" Machado Bongo, campana
Ali Bello Violin
Reut Regev Trombone
Manuel Alejandro-Carro Timbal, coro
=> Son, Guaracha, Guajira
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