Orquesta Akokán - Orquesta Akokán


Orquesta Akokán - Orquesta Akokán

Direct from Cuba! Daptone Records is proud to introduce Orquesta Akokán, a big band collective of Havana's top musicians both young and old, joining forces with some of the most creative and spirited talents of New York's Latin music scene.

Born out of a shared vision by singer José "Pepito" Gómez, producer Jacob Plasse, and arranger Michael Eckroth, the group reinvigorates the sound of the golden era of Cuban mambo with a bold new energy. Featuring all-original music cut live to tape over a three day session at Havana's hallowed state-run Estudios Areito - one of the longest operating studios in the world and where seminal Cuban records have been made since the early '40s, and more contemporarily with the 1997 release of the Buena Vista Social Club album - the group's self titled debut feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to listener. Which is no coincidence being that Akokán is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning "from the heart", and indeed every song presented hear is just that.

Join us in Brooklyn on March 30th, 2018 for a latin dance party celebration!

 

Limited translucent sage vinyl - 1 per person, while they last!

MP3/320 $ 9.99
FLAC $ 9.99
WAV $ 9.99
Standard Black LP $ 18.99
Limited Translucent Sage Vinyl $ 19.99
CD $ 13.99
Mambo Rapidito
La Corbata Barata
Un Tabaco para Elegua
Otro Nivel
La Cosa
Cuidado con el Tumbador
Yo Soy Para Tí
No Te Hagas
A Gozar la Vida

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