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Oriente de Cuba

NI1746
£19.99

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5 CD SET

In Cuban culture we can determine three main strands: the indigenous one, the Spanish one and the African one. We should also bear in mind that in a process commonly known as creolization a new, truly local culture emerged that can no longer be analysed as just the sum of the parts that created it. Also we cannot ignore the fact that the above mentioned cultures were not monolithic. There were important cultural differences between, for instance, the Caribes and the Tainos, the Andaluzes and the Canarios, the Mandingos and the Ewe. During the first century of Spanish rule the indigenous inhabitants were annihilated, or perished due to disease and the hardships of forced labour. We should not underestimate, however, the influence they have had on Cuban culture. In language, agricultural and fishing techniques, eating habits, tools and so on, their presence can still be felt. For nearly 400 years of Spanish rule, Cuba was saturated with Spanish culture. In the early days of colonisation, most of the colonisers came from Andalucía and Extremadura, followed in later centuries by immigrants from the Islas Canarias and Galicia. The African immigration, mainly Yoruba and Bantu speaking peoples, took place in two waves that coincided with the setting up of the labour-intensive sugar industry. The first wave started directly after the establishment of Spanish rule and came to a halt when the economy stagnated at the beginning of the 17th century. The revolution in the important sugar-producing French colony Saint-Domingue (which in 1804 led to the foundation of the first independent Caribbean republic, Haiti) destroyed plantation economy there and led to the second, much bigger wave of immigration. Unlike the Spanish immigrants who came to Cuba as free men or became free after one generation, the Africans came as slaves and stayed that way until deep into the 19th century.

Oriente de Cuba

Tracks

Disc One

  1. Francisco Repilado - Chicharrones 
  2. Ignacio Pineiro - Sobre una tumba, una rumba
  3. The Valera Miranda Family - Para ti nengon
  4. Jose Pedrales - Descripcion de un sueno
  5. Francisco Repilado - Huellas del pasado
  6. The Valera Miranda Family - Castellano, que bueno baila Ud.
  7. Lorenzo Hierrezuelo - El vendedor de agua
  8. Francisco Repilado – Pena
  9. The Valera Miranda Family - Pajaro lindo
  10. D. Castillo - Mensaje a mi amor
  11. Francisco Repilado – Macusa T
  12. he Valera Miranda Family - Vida parrandera
  13. Lorenzo Hierrezuelo - Sin anduyo
  14. The Valera Miranda Family - Abur! Paisano                             

 

Disc Two

  1. Familia Valera Miranda - Se quema la chumbambá - (son)
  2. Rafael Gómez "Teofilito" - Pensamiento - (bolero)
  3. Francisco Repilado - Chan Chan - (son)
  4. Félix Valera Miranda - Mi pañuelo - (son)
  5. Eliseo Grenet - Las perlas de tu boca - (canción)
  6. Lorenzo Hierrezuelo - Caña quema' - (son)
  7. María Teresa Vera - Veinte años - (habanera)
  8. Familia Valera Miranda - Lágrimas del alma - (bolero)
  9. Francisco Repilado - Ahora me da pena - (son)
  10. Eusebio Delfin - Y tu, qué has hecho? - (bolero)
  11. Familia Valera Miranda - Pa' los pinares - (canción)
  12. Graciano Gómez - Eso no es na' - (son)
  13. Reinaldo Hierrezuelo - Venga guano - (son)
  14. Manuel Corona - Longina - (canción)
  15. Familia Valera Miranda - Allá va candela - (bolero-son)

 

Disc Three

  1. Rafael de las Mercedes Garcias - El origen del tambor - (guanguancó carabali)
  2. Jacinto Fernando Villalon - Quinto se oye sonar - (guangancó)
  3. Traditional - La Africana - (batarún)
  4. Traditional - Amor de naylon - (yambú)
  5. Rodulfo Vaillant - Bronca en la palangana - (rumba con bataues)
  6. Traditional - Ciclo Yoruba - (yoruba)
  7. Rodulfo Vaillant - Telefono frio - (guanguancó)
  8. Traditional - Holla Hollao - (columbia)
  9. Rafael de las Mercedes Garcias - Yo si soy rumbero - (guanguancó)
  10. Euduardo Isidro Correa Yunior - Al compas de un tumbador - (conga habanera)
  11. Traditional - Zun zun - (canción de bataes)
  12. Raul Pomares  - Recuerdo a nuestros rumberos - (yambú)
  13. Chano Pozo - Blen blen blen - (rumba)
  14. Euduardo Isidro Correa Yunior - Nosotros y la rumba - (guanguancó)
  15. Traditional - Conga santiaguera

 

Disc Four

  1. Sindo Garay - La tarde - (bolero)
  2. Jose "Pepe" Sanchez - Manena - (bolero-son)
  3. Simon Diaz - Caballo viejo - (instrumental)
  4. Miguel Matamoros - El paralitico - (son)
  5. Jose "Pepe" Sanchez - Cristinita - (bolero-son)
  6. Electo Rosel "Chepin" - Bodas de ouro - (danzón)
  7. Miguel Matamoros - Lagrimas negras - (bolero-son)
  8. Inaudis Paisan - Compay Yerena - (danzón)
  9. Sindo Garay - Retorna - (bolero-son)
  10. Enrique Gonzalez - Amor inviolado - (bolero)
  11. Inaudis Paisan - Isla Mujeres - (danzón)
  12. Inaudis Paisan - Luisa - (trilogía de ritmos cubanos)

 

  1. Disc 5
  2. Ernesto Lecuona - Aquella tarde - (canción)
  3. Miguel Matamoros - Juramento - (bolero)
  4. Joel Diez - Canto para mi montuna - (guajira)
  5. José Tejedor - Arrepentida - (canción)
  6. Rafael Gómez "Teofilito" - Pensamiento - (bolero)
  7. Eliseo Grenet - Las perlas de tu boca - (bolero)
  8. Lily Batet - Alma de roca - (canción)
  9. Nené Ayué - Amorosa guajira - (guajira)
  10. Miguel Matamoros - Olvido - (bolero)
  11. Manuel Corona - Longina - (canción)
  12. Joel Diez - Si llego a besarte - (canción)
  13. Jorge Anckermann - El arroyo que murmura - (guajira)
  14. Eusebio Delfín - Y tu ¿qué has hecho? - (bolero)
  15. Sindo Garay - La tarde - (bolero)
  16. Quintero León - El árbol - (canción)
  17. Joel Diez - Soy feliz con mi guajira - (guajira)
  18. Miguel Matamoros - El beso de tu boca - (bolero)
  19. María Teresa Vera - Veinte años - (habanera)
  20. Julio Brito - El amor de mi bohío - (guajira)
  • Discs One, Two & Three: Recorded at the Sala Dolores, Santiago de Cuba, April 1994.
  • Disc Four: Recorded at Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire, 17-19 November 1995
  • Disc Five: Recorded in the Casa de Cultura, Mayarí Arriba, Santiago Province, Cuba, 5 March 1997.
  • Recorded and Produced by Robin Broadbank and Bart Gruson.

 

 

  

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