Cuban Guitarist/Composer Ramon Taranco’s first CD is a true World Beat Fusion album with musicians from Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Ghana, Holland, Jamaica, Portugal, South Africa and the USA. It is a balanced blend of instrumental and vocal songs using authentic ancient traditional instruments as well as electric guitars and keyboards. Recorded in Toronto, Canada and mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Kevin Doyle, this CD received extensive radio air play all over Europe and North America, including Cuba, and was often featured on Inake Peña’s unique Trebede, the highly popular and original strictly World Music radio show on Madrid’s Radio Nacional de España. The CD’s popularity led Ramon to concerts at such prestigious World Music events as the Guggenheim Museum’s World Beat Jazz Series.
The vocalists and instrumentalists are the crème de la crème of the Toronto music scene. Vocalists: Raul Galvez, Yohanna van der Kley, Cooly Koaho, Betty Richardson, Jackie Richardson, Ramon Taranco, Pat Thomas and Liz Tilden. On violin, Ben Mink; harmonica, Carlos del Junco; accordion, Jose Sousa; organ, Peter Nunn; saxophones, Pat Labarbera and Mark Promane; electric and acoustic guitars, Ramon Taranco; cello, Doug Innis; double bass, Kieran Overs; electric bass, Jeff Jones and John Yelland; drums and percussion, Memo Acevedo, Bob Becker, Steve Foster, Basi Mahlasela and Dick Smith.
Like all Ramon Taranco CDs, Music from the Bermuda Triangle cannot be categorized or described in words. Just listen.