Orquesta Akokan

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Orquesta Akokan
Orquesta Akokan

[ Daptone / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 30 March 2018

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Akokán is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning "from the heart," and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album by Orquesta Akokán feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. Assembled and led by Cuban vocalist José "Pepito" Gómez, Orquesta Akokán is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young and old. It features all-original music and was cut live to tape over a three-day session at Havana's hallowed state-run Estudios Areito. Areito is one of the longest operating studios in the world and where important Cuban records have been made. The album was produced by Jacob Plasse and arranged by Mike Eckroth.


Mambo Rapidito
La Corbata Barata
Un Tabaco para Elegua
Otro Nivel
La Cosa
Cuidado con el Tumbador
Yo Soy Para Tí
No Te Hagas
A Gozar la Vida