Daymé Arocena is the most important artist to come out of Cuba since Celia Cruz, and this is not hyperbole. She will be seen among the legends of Cuban music if she continues on her trajectory.
I’m looking forward to her latest album, Sonocardiogram, to come out in September of this year. In the meantime, she saw fit to release this EP containing three tracks from that album which give a taste of the World Music stew she’s become famous for. Rhumba, Latin Jazz and other styles flow together effortlessly, reminding one of the more fusion-y elements of Miles Davis while he was working with Hermeto Pascoal. ¡Sabor!, indeed!
There isn’t a whole lot of information available on Tito Chicoma, but this impressive EP’s worth of boogaloo is a welcome treat, and we thank Peru’s Repsychled Records for reissuing this!
Apparently, Tito Jr. is making quite a name for himself as well. Check this link out for more.
A bit of boogaloo to start your day, courtesy of Pete Rodriguez.