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Cuba Traditional KPM WM0051 EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC    KPM WORLD MUSIC

Cuba Traditional

The authentic sound of Cuba, recorded in Havana with master musicians
  • 1. HAVANA SON (A) 00:02:33 WALK THROUGH THE NARROW ALLEYWAYS OF OLD HAVANA AND YOU WILL HEAR THIS EVOCATIVE, ICONIC STYLE OF MUSIC - CUBAN SON - FEATURING LAID-BACK PERCUSSION, WARM UPRIGHT BASS, SPARKLING TRES, EXPRESSIVE SOLO TRUMPET AND RICH, CHARACTERFUL MALE VOCALS, CREATING A SUNLIT, RELAXED AND UPLIFTING MOOD

     

    31. HAVANA SON (A 30) 00:00:32 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    44. HAVANA SON (A 60) 00:01:01 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    14. HAVANA SON (A EDIT 1) 00:00:27 ALTERNATIVE VERSION

     

    15. HAVANA SON (A EDIT 2) 00:00:25 ALTERNATIVE VERSION

     

    32. HAVANA SON (B 30) 00:00:31 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    45. HAVANA SON (B 60) 00:00:59 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    11. HAVANA SON (B) 00:02:32 INSTRUMENTAL VERSION

     

    12. HAVANA SON (C) 00:02:31 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    13. HAVANA SON (D) 00:02:28 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    57. HAVANA SON (STING A) 00:00:16 LINK;STING

     

    58. HAVANA SON (STING B) 00:00:09 LINK;STING

    BPM
    154
    Tempo
    Fast
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban, Latin:Son
    Mood
    Peaceful:Relaxed, Positive:Uplifting, Tender:Romantic, Tender:Sentimental, Tender:Warm
    Style
    Natural, Acoustic, Playful
    Instruments
    Trumpet, Latin Percussion, Bass, Upright, Guitar, Acoustic, Steel String, Guitar, 12 String
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson, Davide Giovannini
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805916
    Tags
    Walk through the narrow alleyways of Old Havana and you will hear this evocative, iconic style of music - Cuban son - featuring laid-back percussion, warm upright bass, sparkling tres, expressive solo trumpet and rich, characterful male vocals, creating a sunlit, relaxed and uplifting mood
  • 2. MAMBO 40S (A) 00:02:29 THE EXPLOSIVE BIG BAND SOUND OF CUBA: WITH ITS SCREAMING TRUMPETS AND RIFFING SAXOPHONES, THE CUBAN MAMBO CRAZE WAS BORN IN HAVANA IN THE 1940S AND SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE ACROSS THE GLOBE; FEATURING RIPPING BRASS, GROOVING PROPULSIVE PERCUSSION, LIVELY BRIGHT PIANO AND PERCUSSIVE, SYNCOPATED UPRIGHT BASS

     

    33. MAMBO 40S (A 30) 00:00:29 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    46. MAMBO 40S (A 60) 00:01:00 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    16. MAMBO 40S (B) 00:02:29 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    17. MAMBO 40S (C) 00:02:29 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    59. MAMBO 40S (STING) 00:00:08 LINK;STING

    BPM
    200
    Tempo
    Fast
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban, Latin:Mambo
    Mood
    Positive:Carefree, Positive:Cheerful/Bright, Positive:Optimistic, Positive:Upbeat
    Style
    Bright, Energetic, Lively, Natural, Acoustic
    Instruments
    Brass Section, Trumpet, Congas, Latin Percussion, Timbales, Piano, Bass, Upright, Saxophone, Guiro
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805917
    Tags
    The explosive big band sound of Cuba: with its screaming trumpets and riffing saxophones, the Cuban mambo craze was born in Havana in the 1940s and spread like wildfire across the globe, featuring ripping brass, grooving propulsive percussion, lively bright piano and percussive, syncopated upright bass
  • 3. CHA-CHA-CHA (A) 00:02:25 OLD-SCHOOL CUBAN CHA-CHA-CHA INSPIRED BY THE LIKES OF ORQUESTA RIVERSIDE, FEATURING BROAD, EXPANSIVE HORN SECTION, DRIVING LATIN PERCUSSION, WARM UPRIGHT BASS AND VIRTUOSO PIANO, WITH A FRISKY, PLAYFUL MOOD

     

    34. CHA-CHA-CHA (A 30) 00:00:29 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    47. CHA-CHA-CHA (A 60) 00:00:59 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    18. CHA-CHA-CHA (B) 00:02:24 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    60. CHA-CHA-CHA (STING) 00:00:08 LINK;STING

    BPM
    130
    Tempo
    Fast
    Genre
    Latin:Cha Cha, Latin:Cuban
    Mood
    Positive:Carefree, Positive:Cheerful/Bright, Positive:Happy
    Style
    Bright, Energetic, Lively, Natural, Acoustic, Playful
    Instruments
    Brass Section, Congas, Latin Percussion, Timbales, Piano, Bass, Upright, Guiro
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805918
    Tags
    Old-school Cuban cha-cha-cha inspired by the likes of Orquesta Riverside, featuring broad, expansive horn section, driving Latin percussion, warm upright bass and virtuoso piano, with a frisky, playful mood
  • 4. MAMBO IMPRESSIONANTE (A) 00:02:05 THE BAND FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS WITH THIS WILD, FIERY PIECE STRAIGHT OUT OF GLITZY CUBAN CABARET: FEATURING PROPULSIVE PIANO AND SAX RIFFS, URGENT, COMPELLING PERCUSSION, WARM UPRIGHT BASS, AND AN INTENSE, PASSIONATE SOLO FROM RENOWNED TRUMPET PLAYER LAZARO AMAURY OVIEDO DILOUT

     

    35. MAMBO IMPRESSIONANTE (A 30) 00:00:30 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    48. MAMBO IMPRESSIONANTE (A 60) 00:01:00 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    19. MAMBO IMPRESSIONANTE (B) 00:02:05 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    20. MAMBO IMPRESSIONANTE (C) 00:02:05 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    61. MAMBO IMPRESSIONANTE (STING) 00:00:08 LINK;STING

    BPM
    115
    Tempo
    Medium
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban, Latin:Mambo
    Mood
    Disturbing:Nervous/Hectic, Dramatic:Intense, Dramatic:Urgent, Positive:Upbeat, Strong:Powerful/Strong
    Style
    Bright, Energetic, Lively, Natural, Acoustic, Playful
    Instruments
    Brass Section, Trumpet, Latin Percussion, Piano, Bass, Upright, Saxophone
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805919
    Tags
    The band firing on all cylinders with this wild, fiery piece straight out of glitzy Cuban cabaret: featuring propulsive piano and sax riffs, urgent, compelling percussion, warm upright bass, and an intense, passionate solo from renowned trumpet player Lazaro Amaury Oviedo Dilout
  • 5. CHARANGA (A) 00:02:06 LIGHT, AIRY CUBAN CHARANGA COMPOSITION: FEATURES AGILE, LIVELY LATIN PERCUSSION, DRIVING UPRIGHT BASS, VIGOROUS PIANO, A SOLO FROM MASTER FLAUTIST JORGE LELIEBRE OF ICONIC GROUP LOS VAN VAN, AND A SMALL STRING ENSEMBLE FROM HAVANA

     

    36. CHARANGA (A 30) 00:00:30 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    49. CHARANGA (A 60) 00:00:59 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    21. CHARANGA (B) 00:02:05 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    22. CHARANGA (C) 00:02:05 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    62. CHARANGA (STING) 00:00:06 LINK;STING

    BPM
    180
    Tempo
    Fast
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban
    Mood
    Positive:Carefree, Positive:Optimistic, Strong:Confident
    Style
    Bright, Energetic, Lively, Evolving, Light
    Instruments
    Congas, Latin Percussion, Timbales, Piano, Bass, Upright, String Section, Flute, Guiro
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805920
    Tags
    Light, airy Cuban charanga composition: features agile, lively Latin percussion, driving upright bass, vigorous piano, a solo from master flautist Jorge Leliebre of iconic group Los Van Van, and a small string ensemble from Havana
  • 6. CUBA YESTERYEAR (A) 00:02:29 A REFLECTIVE PIANO-LED BOLERO, THIS PIECE COULD EASILY BE HEARD RINGING OUT FROM THE HIGH-CEILINGED SALONS OF THE MAJESTIC OLD HAVANA HOTELS, WITH SPARSE, SWAYING PERCUSSION, WARM, MELODIC UPRIGHT BASS AND TENDER, PENSIVE PIANO

     

    37. CUBA YESTERYEAR (A 30) 00:00:31 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    50. CUBA YESTERYEAR (A 60) 00:01:02 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    23. CUBA YESTERYEAR (B) 00:02:30 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    63. CUBA YESTERYEAR (STING) 00:00:16 LINK;STING

    BPM
    84
    Tempo
    Slow
    Genre
    Latin:Bolero, Latin:Cuban
    Mood
    Sad:Melancholic, Tender:Reflective/Nostalgic, Tender:Romantic, Tender:Sentimental
    Style
    Elegant, Gentle, Soft, Natural, Acoustic
    Instruments
    Congas, Cowbell, Cymbals, Latin Percussion, Shaker, Piano, Bass, Upright, Guiro
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805921
    Tags
    A reflective piano-led bolero, this piece could easily be heard ringing out from the high-ceilinged salons of the majestic Old Havana hotels, with sparse, swaying percussion, warm, melodic upright bass and tender, pensive piano
  • 7. GUAJIRA-SON (A) 00:02:28 BROUGHT TO PROMINENCE IN RECENT YEARS BY CUBA’S VETERAN MUSICIANS, THE ELEGANT AND EXPRESSIVE GUAJIRA-SON STYLE EVOKES THE SOUND OF PRE-REVOLUTIONARY CUBA, FEATURING CELEBRATORY, UPLIFTING BRASS, PROPULSIVE LATIN PERCUSSION, WARM BASS, SPARKLING, EVOCATIVE TRES AND POSITIVE, BUOYANT PIANO

     

    38. GUAJIRA-SON (A 30) 00:00:29 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    51. GUAJIRA-SON (A 60) 00:01:00 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    24. GUAJIRA-SON (B) 00:02:29 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    25. GUAJIRA-SON (C) 00:02:29 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    64. GUAJIRA-SON (STING) 00:00:08 LINK;STING

    BPM
    120
    Tempo
    Medium
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban, Latin:Son
    Mood
    Positive:Carefree, Positive:Cheerful/Bright, Positive:Uplifting, Tender:Warm
    Style
    Bright, Natural, Acoustic
    Instruments
    Brass Section, Trumpet, Latin Percussion, Piano, Bass, Upright, Guitar, Acoustic, Steel String, Guitar, 12 String
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805922
    Tags
    Brought to prominence in recent years by Cubas veteran musicians, the elegant and expressive guajira-son style evokes the sound of pre-revolutionary Cuba, featuring celebratory, uplifting brass, propulsive Latin percussion, warm bass, sparkling, evocative tres and positive, buoyant piano
  • 8. DANZON (A) 00:02:35 THE REFINED SOUND HEARD IN THE SALONS OF LATE-19TH- / EARLY-20TH-CENTURY HAVANA, DANZON IS THE STYLE THAT GAVE BIRTH TO MAMBO, CHA-CHA-CHA AND MANY LATIN RHYTHMS; THIS PIECE TAKES US BACK TO THE ELEGANCE OF A BYGONE CUBA, WITH A SOLO FROM MASTER FLAUTIST JORGE LELIEBRE, WARM STRINGS, STEADY LATIN PERCUSSION GROOVE AND BRIGHT PIANO

     

    39. DANZON (A 30) 00:00:30 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    52. DANZON (A 60) 00:00:59 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    26. DANZON (B) 00:02:35 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    27. DANZON (C) 00:02:35 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    65. DANZON (STING) 00:00:03 LINK;STING

    BPM
    144
    Tempo
    Fast
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban
    Mood
    Tender:Graceful/Sophisticated, Tender:Sentimental, Tender:Warm
    Style
    Elegant, Natural, Acoustic
    Instruments
    Congas, Cowbell, Latin Percussion, Piano, Bass, Upright, String Section, Flute, Guiro
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805923
    Tags
    The refined sound heard in the salons of late-19th- / early-20th-century Havana, danzon is the style that gave birth to mambo, cha-cha-cha and many Latin rhythms, this piece takes us back to the elegance of a bygone Cuba, with a solo from master flautist Jorge Leliebre, warm strings, steady Latin percussion groove and bright piano
  • 9. CARNAVAL (A) 00:02:34 THE COMPARSA GROUPS HAVE FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY PARADED AND PERFORMED THIS JOYOUS CARNIVAL-PROCESSION STYLE THROUGHOUT CUBA, WITH STRIPPED-BACK DRIVING PERCUSSION, BRIGHT, UPLIFTING TRUMPET RIFFS AND FIERY SOLO, AND PASSIONATE MALE VOCAL CHANT

     

    40. CARNAVAL (A 30) 00:00:29 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    53. CARNAVAL (A 60) 00:00:59 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    41. CARNAVAL (B 30) 00:00:29 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    54. CARNAVAL (B 60) 00:00:59 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    28. CARNAVAL (B) 00:02:34 INSTRUMENTAL VERSION

     

    29. CARNAVAL (C) 00:02:34 UNDERSCORE VERSION

     

    66. CARNAVAL (STING A) 00:00:12 LINK;STING

     

    67. CARNAVAL (STING B) 00:00:12 LINK;STING

    BPM
    127
    Tempo
    Medium
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban
    Mood
    Positive:Carefree, Positive:Cheerful/Bright, Positive:Optimistic, Positive:Uplifting
    Style
    Bright, Energetic, Lively, Evolving
    Instruments
    Brass Section, Trumpet, Bass Drum, Bongos, Congas, Cowbell, Latin Percussion, Cabasa, Claves
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson, Davide Giovannini
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805924
    Tags
    The comparsa groups have for more than a century paraded and performed this joyous carnival-procession style throughout Cuba, with stripped-back driving percussion, bright, uplifting trumpet riffs and fiery solo, and passionate male vocal chant
  • 10. RUMBA (A) 00:02:40 GO TO THE CALLEJÓN DE HAMEL ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN HAVANA AND YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THIS PROUD AFRO-CUBAN MUSIC AND DANCE TRADITION BUILT AROUND REPEATING PERCUSSIVE MOTIFS AND MALE VOCALS: RUMBA IS A STYLE WHICH IS ONE OF THE CLOSEST TO THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF CUBAN MUSIC; THE VOCALIST FEATURED HERE IS ONE OF THE MASTERS, PEDRO FRANCISCO ALMEIDA BERRIEL 'TATA'

     

    42. RUMBA (A 30) 00:00:29 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    55. RUMBA (A 60) 00:01:00 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    43. RUMBA (B 30) 00:00:29 30 SECOND EDIT

     

    56. RUMBA (B 60) 00:01:00 60 SECOND EDIT

     

    30. RUMBA (B) 00:02:39 INSTRUMENTAL VERSION

     

    68. RUMBA (STING A) 00:00:02 LINK;STING

     

    69. RUMBA (STING B) 00:00:04 LINK;STING

    Tempo
    Alternating
    Genre
    Latin:Cuban, Latin:Rumba
    Mood
    Positive:Euphoric, Positive:Optimistic, Strong:Confident
    Style
    Energetic, Lively, Natural, Acoustic, Percussive
    Instruments
    Bongos, Congas, Latin Percussion, Cabasa, Claves
     
     
    Label
    EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
    Sub-label
    KPM WORLD MUSIC
    Album
    Cuba Traditional
    Album code
    KPM WM0051
    Year
    2018;2018
    Composers
    Alexander David Clifford Wilson, Davide Giovannini
    Publishers
    KPM Music Ltd
    ISRC code
    GBBGL1805925
    Tags
    Go to the Callejón de Hamel on a Sunday afternoon in Havana and you will experience this proud Afro-Cuban music and dance tradition built around repeating percussive motifs and male vocals: rumba is a style which is one of the closest to the African roots of Cuban music, the vocalist featured here is one of the masters, Pedro Francisco Almeida Berriel 'Tata'
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