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Out Of Cuba: Latin American Music Takes Africa By Storm

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Out Of Cuba: Latin American Music Takes Africa By Storm
Out Of Cuba: Latin American Music Takes Africa By Storm


From 1932 the HMV record label marketed a series of specially targeted records of Cuban Music, initially to West Africa but later throughout the entire continent, the famous GV series. It was an overwhelming success, with around 250 discs issued between 1932 and 1958. The influence of these discs and the Latin music they contained changed the face of African music. The GV series was so popular throughout Africa, that it was not just those with access to a gramophone and the records themselves that heard it. It was on the radio and local bands would copy the numbers when playing live. The Latin rhythms were so pervasive that they incorporated them into their native music forms and they became part of the African culture and the African music we hear today. This compilation gathers together 21 gems from the HMV GV series, recorded between 1929 and 1953, in an outstanding design incorporating entertaining and informative notes, rare and exciting photographs and graphics from the period. The music is dynamic and exciting and the sympathetic remastering brings out the best from these classic discs.


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  2. El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor) - Trio Matamoros
  3. Elixir De La Vida (Elixir Of Life) - Trio Matamoros
  4. Mujer Celosa (Jealous Woman) - Trio Matamoros
  5. Amparo - Sexteto Habanero
  6. Falsa Eva (False Eva) - Septeto Matamoros
  7. Tu Veras (You'll See) - Septeto Matamoros
  8. Lamento Esclavo (Slave's Lament) - Rico's Creole Band
  9. Alla Va (There It Goes) - Canario Y Su Grupo
  10. Menealo Que Se Empelota (Stir It Up Or She'll Get Annoyed) - Orquesta Victor Antillana
  11. Sufrimiento (Suffering) - Pinta Y Su Grupo
  12. Moin Aime, Doudou Moin (My Love, My Sweet) - Rico's Creole Band
  13. Alegre Conga (Happy Conga) - Orquesta Hermanos Castro Canto
  14. Boton De Rosa (Rose Bud) - Vicente Sigler Y Su Orq.
  15. La Guajira (Country Woman) - Don Azpiazu Et Son Orchestre
  16. Cachumbambe - Antonio Machin Et Son Orchestre Cubain
  17. Elube Chango - Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra
  18. Dundumbanza - Arsenio Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto
  19. Babae - Trio Yara Y Abelardito Valdes Y Su Grupo
  20. Aires Cubanos - Trio Yara
  21. Madalena - Rico's Creole Band
  22. Juizeiro - Luiz Gonzaga
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