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Irakere

Irakere (Supposedly Yoruba for 'forest') is a Cuban band founded by Armando de Sequeira Romeu Music Director and composer, and by pianist Chucho Valdés (son of Bebo Valdés) in 1973. They won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1980 with their album Irakere.

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Afro-Cuban Jazz - History - The Cuban Branch
... The first Cuban band of this new wave was Irakere ... With Irakere, a new era in Cuban jazz begins in 1973, one that will extend all the way to the present ... Irakere was in part a product of the Moderna, as its founding members completed their musical training in that orchestra and also played jazz in the different quartets and quintets that were created ...
Timba - History - Precursors - Irakere
... Irakere is known largely as a Latin Jazz band outside Cuba, yet much of their music can be considered to be popular dance music ... Like Los Van Van, Irakere experimented with many different styles, mixing Afro-Cuban rhythms with son and jazz ...
Irakere & Trabuco – En Vivo, Poliedro De Caracas, Mayo 14' 81
... Irakere Trabuco - En Vivo, Poliedro de Caracas, Mayo 14' 81 is a Vinyl-LP live album released in 1982 ... The Cuban band Irakere of Chucho Valdés and El Trabuco Venezolano led by Alberto Naranjo shared a stage three times – twice in Venezuela at the Poliedro de Caracas, in 1979 and 1981 (two ... shows the first of the two face-to-face historic encounters between Irakere and Trabuco that were held in Caracas on May 14 and 15 of 1981 ...
Irakere - Discography
... Areíto LD-3420 1976 Grupo Irakere ... Areíto LD-3726 1978 Leo Brouwer / Irakere ... Areíto LD-3769 1979 Grupo Irakere ...