Irakere

Irakere

 

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Irakere (faux-Yoruba for 'forest'[1]) is a Cuban band founded 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.[2] Irakere was a seminal musical laboratory, where historic innovations in both Afro-Cuban jazz and Cuban popular dance music were created. The group used a wide array of percussion instruments like batá, abakuá and arará drums, chequerés, erikundis, maracas, claves, cencerros, bongó, tumbadoras (congas), and güiro.

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Highlights10

Irakere - Live at Ronnie Scott's Birmingham
Album
Irakere - Live at Ronnie Scott's Birmingham is an album by musical group Irakere, released on February 18, 2014.
Live At Ronnie Scott's: The Best of Irakere
Album
Live At Ronnie Scott's: The Best of Irakere is an album by musical group Irakere, released on December 9, 2012.
From Havanna With Love
Album
From Havanna With Love (Live Belgrade 1978) is an album by musical group Irakere, released on August 1, 2008.
El Volcan Del Caribe: Irakere Live
Album
El Volcan Del Caribe: Irakere Live is an album by musical group Irakere, released on November 3, 2011.

Popular Albums25

Album Appearances & References10

Popular Songs1

Collaborators & Influencers4

Other Music-Related Relationships2

Awards & Nominations1

Band Members3

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Videos1

Spotify - Albums & Singles133

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Affiliated Locations6

 
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