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I love Facebook! From time to time, someone posts some wonderful tidbits that are worthy of reposting. Here is one such tidbit sent to our in-box by a friend who knows we love Orisha music. Chacao, of Cuban fame, performs a suite for Eleggua, Orisha of the Crossroads. This piece is really sweet. In addition to nice harmonies (often lacking in Orisha music) Chacao adds some tasty little runs on the cello. A classical touch. Now that’s nice!
Master Drummer, Francisco Aguabella, passed away on May 9, 2010 in California. Aguabella, a master of Orisha song, drum and dance came to the United States in the 1950’s and with other greats such as Patata and Tito Puentes. together these masters blasted open the doors of Salsa, Latin and Jazz music. the following clip is a tribute to the Influence of Aguabella and his master friends. Aguabella passed away of cancer in his home. May he fly in piece with Ancestor and Orisha.
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