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Buena Vista Social Club Compay Segundo Ibrahím Ferrer

Genres You Will Love
Moods: Mood: Upbeat Latin: Son Latin: Salsa Latin: Cuban

By Location
United States - NY - New York City


Quimbombó is a groove oriented band with a musical base in the Cuban són (the contagious dance music championed by Buena Vista Social Club that is the main ingredient in salsa); they always maintain strong elements of improvisation and spontaneity in their sound. Quimbombó (pronounced keem-bohm-BO) is the title of a classic Cuban són from the 1950's; it means “okra” or “gumbo” in Spanish. The group’s lively and unique sound has excited audiences at many venues including Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing, SOB’s, the Brooklyn Museum, La Belle Époque, and Gonzalez y Gonzalez. They have recorded two CDs, Quimbombó, released in 2004, and Conga Electrica, released in July 2008.