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Orequesta Akokan - S/T - New Vinyl Lp 2018 Daptone Records Pressing on Colored Vinyl with Gatefold Jacket and Download - Latin Jazz


Street Date: 3/30/18

Akokán is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning “from the heart,” and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (Daptone Records) by Orquesta Akokán feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. Assembled and led by Cuban vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez, Orquesta Akokán is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young and old. It features all-original music and was cut live to tape over a three-day session at Havana’s hallowed state-run Estudios Areito.  Areito is one of the longest operating studios in the world and where important Cuban records have been made.  The album was produced by Jacob Plasse and arranged by Mike Eckroth. 



A1 Mambo Rapidito
A2 La Corbata Barata
A3 Un Tabaco Para Elegua
A4 Otro Nivel
A5 La Cosa
B1 Cuidado Con El Tumbador
B2 Yo Soy Para
B3 No Te Hagas
B4 A Goxar La Vida