Label: Ansonia - SALP 1476 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Latin • Style: Plena, Guaguancó, Mambo, Descarga, Salsa, Guaracha, Guajira
For the first time ever in a recording venture, the famous Puerto Rican percussionist and ambassador of bomba and plena music since the 50s decided to express the raw essence of his repertoire of island rhythms; stripping them of orchestration with the idea of recreating in the studio the drumming fiestas he enjoyed as a boy in the Santurce neighbourhood in San Juan de Puerto Rico.
While a new generation of immigrants of Latino origin, mostly Puerto Ricans, took their drums I Know - Les Dupont - Renaissance Central Park and out onto the streets of the Bronx Noche De Temporal - Cortijo - Noche De Temporal make their way in New York, Cortijo and his friends chose to reclaim Push Him Down The Stairs - Noistruct - Collaborations 2001-2011 (File) immense wealth of their Puerto Rican drumming heritage, as well as the link between this legacy and popular music of the day.
Far from being a folklorist, Rafael Cortijo has always adopted a more pragmatic than orthodox approach and, on this album, as on all their bomba and plena recordings, Cortijo and Kako predominantly use Afro-Cuban percussion instruments congas, timbales and bongoswhich they considered more suitable than their Puerto Rican equivalents, traditional bomba barrels and plena panderos.
Both albums are along the same lines as the combo with which the maestro had made his name in the 50s. Spearheading the salsa movement in Puerto Rico, Cortijo y su Combo had revolutionised tropical dance music during this period; developing a distinctive sound, favouring spontaneous, authentic neighbourhood Caribbean rhythms, in contrast to the growing sophistication of Latin orchestras. A strong advocate of bomba and plena throughout his thirty-year career, Cortijo also stands out for his explorations of the ramifications and symbiosis of West Indian rhythmic diversity, emphasizing the dialogue between Puerto Rican and Cuban styles.
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