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Fernando García: Guasábara Puerto Rico

Read "Guasábara Puerto Rico" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Puerto Rican born (now a New York City resident) drummer/composer Fernando García leads his young sextet through a set blending folkloric bomba rhythms and jazz. García was immersed in bomba after meeting master percussionist and folklorist Rafael Maya in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, where his parents lived. Maya taught the drummer the traditional tune “Guaynabo Mi Tambor," as well as contributing “Se Va" (which has lyrics, but García made an instrumental arrangement). The rest of the set was composed ...


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