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Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba
"World Audio Foundation is the new mid-priced label from Soul Jazz Records releasing creative, roots-based music from the four corners of the world. The first release on this new label features the music of Conga de Los Hoyos -- an amazing Afro-Cuban musical institution from the Los Hoyos district of Santiago, in Eastern Cuba. The music here features a riotous mix of over 50 drummers, singers and the distinctive Chinese cornet (a bit like a Cuban bagpipe!), all brought together to make a noise that Sun Ra would be proud of. The drummers play everything from car brakes and hubcaps to frying pans! This is the music of the yearly Carnival in the eastern part of Cuba performed by competing groups featuring hundreds of musicians parading through the streets through 100-degree plus heat and crowds of up to 100,000 people -- Afro-Centric rhythms, majestic songs. Recorded in Santiago at EGREM studios, the legendary Cuban state studios, this is a unique record of a fascinating part of Afro-Cuban heritage. The CD comes with accompanying text, booklet and exclusive photography in a distinctive WAF CD casing. Wild -- play loud!"