Grupo Los Pinos

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Tumi Cuba Classics
WORKS: Guantanamera; Que lindo suena la tumba; La caldosa de Kike y Marina; Carmela mia
PERFORMER: Amado Reina (guitar); Ramon Zulueta (drums).
CATALOGUE NO: CD 056 DDD

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Folk traditions in the field supply the American and European elements of this round-up. Grupo los Pinos is Cuban son in the raw, played with huge gusto in a rural backyard. The layered percussion carefully avoiding heavy downbeats, the African guitar patterns and occasional proto-jazz breaks, the Latin tunes and rough-edged competitive vocals, together generate an irresistible momentum.