Monday, March 14, 2022

VA - Sounds of Havana, Afro Cuban Soul, Vol. 01+02+03 [2020] (3 x CD's)


VA - Sounds of Havana, Afro Cuban Soul, Vol. 01+02+03 [2020] (3 x CD's)

The music of Cuba, including its instruments, performance, and dance, comprises a large set of unique traditions influenced mostly by west African and European (especially Spanish) music. Due to the syncretic nature of most of its genres, Cuban music is often considered one of the richest and most influential regional music in the world. For instance, the son cubano merges an adapted Spanish guitar (tres), melody, harmony, and lyrical traditions with Afro-Cuban percussion and rhythms. Almost nothing remains of the original native traditions, since the native population was exterminated in the 16th century.

Since the 19th-century Cuban music has been hugely popular and influential throughout the world. It has been perhaps the most popular form of regional music since the introduction of recording technology. Cuban music has contributed to the development of a wide variety of genres and musical styles around the globe, most notably in Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa, and Europe. Examples include rhumba, Afro-Cuban jazz, salsa, soukous, many West African re-adaptations of Afro-Cuban music (Orchestra Baobab, Africando), Spanish fusion genres (notably with flamenco), and a wide variety of genres in Latin America. (Wikipedia)



Track lists

Vol. 01

01 Daniel Amat Tumbao Del Feo 4:26

02 Los Van Van Dale Calabaza 3:59

03 Oderquis Reve y su Changui Bajando Gervasio 4:44

04 Pupy; Los Que Son Son Del trabajo a la casa 4:40

05 Laito Jr.'s La Sonora Sonora Todo Me Gusta De Ti 2:51

06 Los Van Van Que se sepa 4:20

07 Mamborama La Lucha 5:39

08 Los Van Van Eso que anda 5:21

09 Laito Jr.'s La Sonora Sonora Toma Jabon Pa Que Laves 2:48

10 Oderquis Reve y su Changui Producto Changüi 5:15

Vol. 02

01 Laito Jr; La Sonora Sonora Mi Corazonada 2:42

02 Trío Matamoros Que Siga El Tren 2:57

03 Silvio Rodríguez Nuestro Tema 4:06

04 Pío Leiva Buen Tumbao 3:08

05 Trío Matamoros Pobre Bohemia 3:13

06 Laito Jr; La Sonora Sonora Dejame ya Mujer 3:53

07 Pío Leiva Adios Mariquita 3:14

08 Trío Matamoros Maruja 2:53

09 Laito Jr; La Sonora Sonora Que Linda 3:06

10 Pío Leiva Canto a Caracas 2:36

Vol. 03

01 Miguel Chapotín Avemaria Morena 3:07

02 Cachao Pamparana 2:38

03 Orquesta Todos Estrellas Rompiendo la rutina 1:52

04 Guillermina Armenteros La Macarena 3:32

05 Celina González Oye Mi Le Lo Ley 2:52

06 Ibrahím Ferrer; Los Bocucos Viene De La Tierra Caliente 3:33

07 Orquesta Todos Estrellas Tu 1:49

08 Cachao Descarga cubana 3:05

09 Celina González Guajiro Guarachero 3:08

10 Ibrahím Ferrer; Los Bocucos En Qué Parte De Cuba Nació El Son 5:09




  1. Fantastic comps. Many thanks, BB!

    1. Hi pmac,
      Just wonderful music for those who bother to take the journey.


  2. You're welcome, jack.
    Good to see you back.


  3. Replies
    1. You're welcome Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities.


  4. I love this Cuban music! Thanks again BB!!

    1. I am glad you are enjoying these Patrick.
      Today I posted more in the lucky dips. Some really great music.