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Cachimba Inolvidable

by Abraham Rodriguez Jr.

Son Borin Cubano; Afro Cuban sacred Orisha prayers to Son, Classic American Jazz Standards to Son
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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2. Ogun
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3. Obalupe
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4. Son Bacheche
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5. Sangre Africana
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6. Manhattan
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7. Iroko
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8. Prisoner of Love
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9. Blue Moon
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10. Flamingo
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11. What Re You Doing for the Rest of Your Life
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12. Good Morning Heartache
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13. I Wish You Love
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14. Arara
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Abraham "Abe" Rodriguez, Jr. is a skillful and versatile musician born in New York. As a member of Grupo Folklorico Experimental Nuevayorquino and The Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble, Abe is a highly sought-after musician in the New York Latin Jazz scene. He has been touring for over 20 years with such renowned artists as Puntilla y Su Nueva Generac_on, Totico Y Su Rumberos, Celia Cruz, Kip Hanrahan (see a more complete list below). He has recorded with Puntilla, Totico y Sus Rumberos on the hit single "What's Your Name?", Daniel Ponce on "Arawe", Kip Hanrahan, Kubata, and Los Afortunados. He is also the featured singer on Ray Santiago's internationally acclaimed CD "Pa' Que Nadie Me Olvide."

Abe has appeared on television shows broadcast by WXTV, WNET and WNYE in New York. He has performed at Carnegie Hall; Lincoln Center; Symphony Space; the New York Coliseum; The Blue Note; Smalls; Fat Cat; Pregones Theater; Lidia de Burgos Cultural Center; Sweet Rhythm; Aaron Davis Hall; Alvin Ailey Dance School, SOB's; La Fonda Boricua, The Pyramid Club, Plan B, and Nuyorican Poet's Cafe in the East Village; and the Puerto Rican and Cuban parades. Abe has also appeared at numerous colleges and universities such as Columbia University, Brown University, The Berkeley School of Music, The University of Miami, CCNY, Nassau Community College, Hunter College, and Brooklyn College.

Touring extensively, Abraham Rodriguez has performed in Holland, Las Fietas Patronales in Puerto Rico, The Caribbean Music Festival in Columbia, the Kansas City Ethnic Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Chicago Blues Festival, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the Field Museum in Illinois. In Amsterdam, Abe formed Future Paradise with Steve Sandburg, Ami Malina, and Nivelton Butler. At the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Abe performed at "New York in Berlin" in Berlin, Germany.

Abraham Rodriguez received his music instruction at the Berkeley School of Music and at the University of Miami. He was lead singer and drummer of the Afro-Caribbean Ensemble Los Afortunados and collaborated with Orlando Rios "Puntilla" and Roberto Borrell, who have played a major role in the dissemination of Afro-Cuban music and dance. Los Afortunados performed for theaters, colleges, clubs, and community centers throughout New York City. He has also received several government grants to study Afro-Cuban folklore.

Mr. Rodriguez's knowledge and mastery of ritual and secular music of the Caribbean as well as of Du-wop has made him one of the most sought-after musicians in the Afro-Latin-Jazz music scene. Abraham Rodriguez is known internationally for his music in Spain, Switzerland, Cuba, and Mexico. He also teaches private classes and gives workshops on vocals and percussion, including congas, bongos, bata, shekers, timbales, and other hand-held instruments.

Recently, Abe has been performing with Michele Rosewoman and the New Yor-Uba. Abe Rodriguez currently leads his band "Cachimba Inolvidable" throughout New York City.

Executive Producer; Dehran Duckworth
Released by; Relief Rercords NYC
Mastered by; Dehran Duckworth


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Alexey Berlind

Great music from one of NYC's finest
This is a great-sounding album that is swinging, rootsy unique and muy sabroso. Abe and Son Bori-Cubano have created a sweet mix of son with orisha songs that I could listen to all day long; he has a wonderful, slightly raspy voice that is warm and full of character earned through decades of playing the real thing in the dancehalls, social clubs and fiestas de santo of the Bronx, El Barrio, the Village and the Lower East Side. That voice also graces some fine jazz and do-wop inflected pieces (Abe was half of the duet that performed Totico's famous do-wop rumba masterpiece "What's Your Name").

Abraham Rodriguez is a veteran singer and percussionist of the unique New York Cuban-Puerto Rican music scene that has mixed afro-Cuban and Boricua folklore with son cubano, jazz and salsa since the 1970's, and a contemporary of such great artists as Orlando "Puntilla" Rios, Jerry and Andy Gonzalez, Conjunto Libre, and Totico y sus Rumberos to name a few. This cd is a great chance to capture some of a sound and feeling that those listening to commercial Latin music are rarely lucky enough to hear. Ache pa usted, Abe!