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Francisco Aguabella

Drummer/percussionist Francisco Aguabella emigrated to NEW YORK from his indigenous Matanzas, Cuba — where African music was a custom — in 1957. He implemented a long type of Cuban drummers who produced their mark in the us: Chano Pozo, Patato Valdez, Candido, and Mongo Santamaria. Aguabella’s music fuses traditional African …

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Caravana Cubana

The thought of the supergroup Caravana Cubana was initially hatched throughout a memorial service in April 1998 for Emilio Vandenedes, a renowned public radio broadcaster within the LA and Miami areas who was simply a significant supporter of Cuban music. The shows on the memorial had been so impressive, that …

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Orlando “Maraca” Valle

Orlando “Maraca” Valle was created in Havana, Cuba, in Sept 1966. He was raised in a family group of music artists and began to research the flute at age ten. In 1988, Maraca was asked to become listed on his first professional group, Irakere. Irakere, extremely well-known both in Cuba …

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