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Peru's Master Percussionist
Chocolate
Peru's Master Percussionist
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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Chocolate (pronounced Choco-LAH-tay), one of Peru's greatest percussionists, serves up an explosive performance of Afro-Peruvian drumming at its fiery best. This remarkable recording places the listener righw in the center...  more »

      
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All Artists: Chocolate
Title: Peru's Master Percussionist
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lyrichord Discs Inc.
Original Release Date: 1/1/1993
Re-Release Date: 1/18/1993
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Peru, Latin Pop, Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 744457741726, 744457741740

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Chocolate (pronounced Choco-LAH-tay), one of Peru's greatest percussionists, serves up an explosive performance of Afro-Peruvian drumming at its fiery best. This remarkable recording places the listener righw in the center of Congas, Cajon and other instruments for a spectacular experience of these sophisticated and masterfully performed rhythms.

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Peruvian jazz and back to africa
01/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have listened to several afro-peruvian cds. Known for great rhythm driven by the cajon on all of them, one can see how the master percussionist (Chocolate) is truly the master of this instrument. He talks to us--shows us the language of the cajon. Not only is there the cajon on this cd, but the congas make their contributions as well. Saxophone?? The saxophone player only plays three notes at the end of the last song. This is the only time you will hear the saxophone. Track #2 is AWESOME!!! He really demonstrates his skills here. This cd is STRICTLY drumming, which, contrasts with the other AFro-peruvian cds that I have (Peru Negro, Lo Mejor...Souls of Black Peru, many Susana Baca cds). So for those of you who are looking for singing and other instruments, you won't find it on this cd. Personally, I feel those in the jazz world, especially the percussionists, can appreciate this cd. It involves improvising and shows us what it means to never be off beat. AMAZING!!"