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Fidel Morales: Omío

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There is a saying, that Cuba and Puerto Rico are two wings from the same dove. This could not be more evident than in the musical collaborations and cultural exchanges which have historically united both islands, and their people. Fidel Morales is a native Cuban who since 2006 has secured the drum chair in the Jazz and Afro-Caribbean Music Program at the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, a prestigious position, in an island replete with drummers and percussionists.

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Fidel Morales & Proyecto Nega: Salsa Son Timba

Read "Salsa Son Timba" reviewed by James Nadal

When Fidel Morales returned to Havana in 2004 after an extended stay in Panama, and traveling the world as a master drummer, he had an exact focus on the type of record he wanted to produce. Salsa Son Timba is the result of gathering some of the finest musicians and singers in Cuba to realize his musical vision. Originally produced in 2005, Morales has rereleased it in 2010. Salsa Son Timba is exactly what the title describes: ...


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