Profile: Cuban son-experimental band founded in 1977 by Nicolás Reinoso, director & tenor saxophone; José Carlos Acosta, soprano saxophone, composer and arranger; Fernando Acosta, soprano saxophone, composer and arranger; Roberto García, trumpet; René Luis Toledo, guitar, composer and arranger; Ernán López-Nussa, piano; Ángel López, contrabass; Tony Valdés, drums; Mario Luis Pino, tumbadora, and Anselmo Febles (Chembo), vocals, percussion.
The dynamic Grupo Afrocuba ensemble of dancers, drummers, and singers perform roots music of their northern Cuban home. On this release they sing and play sacred songs of their ancestor-revering Santeria religion, invoking the deities that guard the way to the afterlife, and allowing them to seek advice and to gain insights from those who have gone before. Afrocuba have also adapted the instrumentation of the sacred songs to cover more secular issues, inventing a new form, the Batarumba (named for the hourglass shaped bata drums).
GRUPO AFROCUBA is a afro-cuban jazz music artist. GRUPO AFROCUBA Online Videos. Forbidden Cuba In The '80s: Smooth Jazz Moods Rmm Records 1998.
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