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Bongo-Logic: Charanga-rama

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Listening to this album is difficult to recall how small this big sounding Charanga ensemble is. Charangas are a type of musical group, originally from Cuba but with distinctive developments beyond Cuban shores, mostly led by a frontline of violins a rhythm section and singers.

Varieties of feel in this album have in stock Bomba, the Rumba family, Jazz, ChangüÃ-, Guaguancó, and more. Swinging tightness keeps the vigorous pocket caressing responsible musical freedom through it all.

Havana serves as artistic backdrop for the liner notes, anchoring this work in its venerable string and skin based ongoing legacy. Nothing ...



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