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Release Info: Orquesta RevГ© - El Ritmo ChangГјi
Let's forget about the vuvuzela's and concentrate on music instead of football for now.
I first heard the music of Orquesta RevГ© through 'La Explosion del Momento!'.
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It was released in 1989 on Peter Gabriel's Realworld label. ChangГјi is a form
of 'Cuban son', and was played only in the eastern parts of Cuba. I quote the
late Elio RevГ©, founder of this group and the one who re-invented changГјi. "I play
son-changГјi: they call me the father of changГјi - although changГјi has been around
far longer than I have. ChangГјi is a very old and traditional form...The son left the
eastern provinces and, via Havana, went around the world; but changГјi has just
stayed at home untill I took it to town and dressed it up."
On this LP we don't hear the distinctive voice of old Elio RevГ©, his son Elio jr. is
following up his father but I am not sure if he is the one we hear on this album.
It doesn't give any information on the subject so we have to guess. If you can
shine a light on the matter, please do. One way or another, although this LP has
quite a dark and sad cover, the music is a lot brighter. If anyone knows anything
about it, let us participate in that knowledge, thanks folks, listen.
1 Yo soy el changГјi
2 Yateras changГјi
3 ChangГјi morena
5 La betea changГјi
7 Mi ritmo changГјi
8 Conel diablilo
11 ChangГјi esta en la calle
12 Los Reve del changГјi lamas
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