Monday, November 3, 2008

Abakua - Los Afortunados

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Here is a great "Abakua" with Roberto Borrell, dancing a mean ireme part. This is a cool video because you have Felix Sanabria on itones, Benjamin "Brinquito" Burney on Obiapa, Yeyito Flores on kuchiyerema, Ralph Sosa on biankome, (one of the few Dominican cats that were playing this music at the time), Victor Jaraslov on erikundi, and Gene Golden playing a mean bonko enchemiya, truly a United Nations of rhythm. Paula Ballan, Evelyn Smart and Gina Iyaleo on coro. This was at the now defunct Black and White in Color in the Bronx.

Abraham Rodriguez is singing duo alongside Manuel "El Llanero" Solitario. Believe me folks you would be hard pressed to find an Abakua done this well outside of Cuba.

*film courtesy of Felix Sanabria

4 comments:

Barry said...

great stuff, keep up the good work Ralph.

barry

Sentimiento Manana said...

I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for your tireless and selfless efforts...

thanks Barry...

Anonymous said...

asarorimo kumban, asi me dijo un obonecue en mi momentos mas dificil. quiere decir seras libre, y yo quiero decir seremos libre, algun dia seremos libre, sigan luchando mis hermanitos que algun dia nos vemos en la cima.

Anonymous said...

not surprised to see yeyito playing abakwa i heard he was papaitos apprentice and papaito was an abakwa, wonder if yeyito is abakwa?