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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.

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