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Yo Soy De Aqui

by gumbi ortiz and latino projekt

Afro-Cuban Timba style Salsa moderna from World Renown congero from Al DI Meola's group- Gumbi Ortiz.
Genre: Latin: Salsa
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1. tabaco y ron
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2. la verdad
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3. la vida
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4. mi negrita
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5. mi yembe
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6. nunca contigo
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7. yo soy de aqui
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8. sacala
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9. timbero
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10. sacala remixx
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11. timbero remixx
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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World renown percussionist Gumbi Ortiz best known for his many years playing with superstar guitarists Al Di Meola, has achieve world wide recognition as one of the most exciting and knowledgeable congeros around! Ortiz whose parents immigrated to America in the '50's .... was raised in New York City (the south bronx!) His early influences were the ritual drumming of the Santeria ceremony at his parents New York apartment, from their Ortiz was hooked on his afro-cuban heritage. Taking his cue from his parents Ortiz started playing with Latin bands at the early age of 11, bringing with him the knowledge of the West African drumming tradions that came from Nigeria to Cuba then to New York! Ortiz started playing with all the great Latin bands in and around New York City , Ortiz was also in demand as a session player working with many of today's superstars! But as fate would have it, Ortiz moved to Florida at an early age to be with his new family, he settle there and stared to perform with many of the Cuban acts in Florida! Ortiz took a break from his demanding Florida schedule and went to Paris in 1986,there he went to an Al Di Meola concert and left with out meeting the guitarist! Back in the states, a year to the date he saw di meola in Paris, Di Meola walked on Ortiz's show in Florida! When Al saw Ortiz' play it was magic from that day on! Ortiz was hired on the spot to play congas with the guitar great! Two days later he was in front of thousand people in Turkey, from then the two have traveled the world performing! In the late 90's Ortiz itching to play Cuban music, created the Latino Projekt, the band was Ortiz's way of blending his love for Cuban street music (aka rumba) and his love for the Cuban Son, also the new Cuban music known as Timba (a sound made popular buy Cuban groups like los Van Van) the band, with Hector Mayoral on vocals and percussion also Kenny Walker Masqueanda on bass Carlos Ocasio on Cuban flute, Johnny Z on drums and Benjamin Winkler on keyboards.... Ortiz's vision of keeping his Cuban heritage intact in the new world lives!


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Erwin Colon


Gumbi Ortiz, has put together one of the hottest sounding Latin Jazz/Salsa bands in the Latino Projekt. They seamlessly blend fusion, R&B, jazz and salsa instrumentation with latin song, melodies and rhythms that will get you singing and stepping with the coros (background singers). The Latino Projekt is a remarkable band and this is one dynamite CD!

John Tailor Dance Shop

This Cd has Summer Hit written all over it!
Great swing, great vocals, new ,exciting material, danceable...this is great music. there is a spirit in this music that say lets cook some rice and beans and dance all nite...Great for my dance troupe...it just has such a variation of rythmns that make you want to see who is playing this...Excellent conga work. Ortiz I salute you!

Jose Martinez

this a great latin cd... fresh approach to salsa
Yo Soy De Aqui... what a great cd ... the music sounds fresh and new..each mambo section is a great adventure...cudos to Gumbi and the boys!


jose

Maximo Collier

Hot Hot Hot
This one sizzles. It rumbles at the intersection of salsa, jazz and funk. Unlike anything you are likely to hear--the riffs are haunting and scorching. A truly unusual listening adventure.

Roman Miroshnichenko

WOW!!!
VERY GOOD!!! REAL CUBAN PASSION AND FIRE!! RECOMMEND TO ALL!!

soul latino!!!!

awesome & different!!!!
vaya gumbi!!! awesome cd!!!! the latin projekt is full of high energy timba mixed with jazz & fusion!!! if you like timba artists like isaac delgado, ng la banda, tiempo libre among others than you'll definetly enjoy this cd!!!! the percussion, bass and piano are tremendous!!!! and the vocals are great!! great job hector & gumbi!!!