Jose Mangual Jr. Dancing With the Gods.

Author:Mangual, Rudy
Position:Rese
 
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(Chola Musical Productions)

Master percussionist José Mangual Jr. pays homage to the deities of the Yoruba religion through salsa beat interpretations. Opening with the selection Tumbayaya, Mangual salutes palo mayombe, the Congo-derived religion that predates many of the Yoruba beliefs: He then proceeds with the traditional invocation of Elegguá, his arrangement of the Sonora Matancera's classic hit Saludo a Elegguá. The dancing homage to the Yoruba gods continues throughout the eleven hardcore salsa tracks of this new production. This excellent, joyful "bembé" celebration includes Mangual and Ada Chabrier on lead vocals; percussionists Roberto Quintero and Papo Pepín...

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