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Changui
Pedro Speck
Changui
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
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These are lovingly done recordings of the intimate hand-wrought music known as changüí, country cousin of the son form. This is working class music from the Guantanamo region of southeastern Cuba, featuring charmingly roug...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pedro Speck
Title: Changui
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Trad. Crossroads
Original Release Date: 1/26/1999
Re-Release Date: 4/20/1999
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 780702429025

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These are lovingly done recordings of the intimate hand-wrought music known as changüí, country cousin of the son form. This is working class music from the Guantanamo region of southeastern Cuba, featuring charmingly rough call-and-response vocals over a backing of tres, low-tuned bongo, metal guiro, high maracas, and marimbula, a metal-tined bass instrument related to the African kalimba. Changüí is typically performed outdoors for all to enjoy, and this live recording captures the festive ambience and energy of this homespun music. Outstanding tracks on the CD include Grupo Changüí's performance of the traditional Bantu-Cuban tune "Mayembe" and the Estrellas Campesinas song "El Guararey de Pastora," which features fine tres and bongo solos. --Jeff Grubb
 

CD Reviews

Unique
05/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a poor recording but like nothing I've ever heard before musically. 4 stars only because of the quality of the recording. The rhythms in this music are very organic. You feel like you are standing on a street corner at dusk, witnessing a unique musical collaboration."