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Estrellas de Areito

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    Estrellas de Areito was an all-star ensemble of Cuban musicians assembled in 1979 by African producer Raoul Diamande and EGREM, the Cuban state recording company, to make a record that explored the roots of Afro-Cuban music. Over 30 of Cuba’s greatest musicians from several generations, including members of the Buena Vista Social Club, like pianist Rubén González, and the Afro-Cuban All Stars, like singer Pío Leyva, participated in the recordings and contributed to the relaxed, jam-session atmosphere of the sessions.

    Five LPs were originally released from this one recording session, but for years, the recordings proved difficult to find, until the World Circuit / Nonesuch release, 20 years later, of Los Hereos, a re-mastered, two-CD set of the original 1979 recordings.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:06pm

Estrellas de Areito was an all-star ensemble of Cuban musicians assembled in 1979 by African producer Raoul Diamande and EGREM, the Cuban state recording company, to make a record that explored the roots of Afro-Cuban music. Over 30 of Cuba’s greatest musicians from several generations, including members of the Buena Vista Social Club, like pianist Rubén González, and the Afro-Cuban All Stars, like singer Pío Leyva, participated in the recordings and contributed to the relaxed, jam-session atmosphere of the sessions.

Five LPs were originally released from this one recording session, but for years, the recordings proved difficult to find, until the World Circuit / Nonesuch release, 20 years later, of Los Hereos, a re-mastered, two-CD set of the original 1979 recordings.

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Estrellas de Areito was an all-star ensemble of Cuban musicians assembled in 1979 to make a record that explored the roots of Afro-Cuban music. Over 30 of Cuba’s greatest musicians from several generations, including members of the Buena Vista Social Club, participated. Twenty years later, World Circuit / Nonesuch release, released Los Hereos, a re-mastered, two-CD set of the original recordings.

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