IRAKERE

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Irakere (Yoruba for "vegetation") is a Cuban band founded by pianist Chucho Valdés in 1973 that won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1980 with its album Irakere. Its members included flutist José Luis Cortés who later founded NG La Banda, percussionist Anga Díaz who later went to France, percussionist Fran Padilla who later moved to Spain, saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera who left Irakere and Cuba in 1980 during a tour in Spain before moving to the United States. Trumpetist Arturo Sandoval went to the US in 1990.

Irakere, perhaps the most recognized modern Cuban ensemble, burst onto the international scene as the first post-revolutionary band - still residing in Cuba then - to be released on a major US record label. Essentially an assembly of Cuba's greatest young jazz musicians, the band evolved out of the conservatory system to become one of the most innovative ensembles in Cuban
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IRAKERE Grupo Irakere (1976) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grupo Irakere (1976)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1976
IRAKERE Chekere (aka Salsa Agro Dolce) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chekere (aka Salsa Agro Dolce)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1976
IRAKERE 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Afro-Cuban Jazz 1979
IRAKERE Chekeré Son album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chekeré Son
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1979
IRAKERE La Auténtica Salsa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Auténtica Salsa
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1979
IRAKERE Cuba Libre album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Cuba Libre
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1980
IRAKERE Bailando Asi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bailando Asi
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1985
IRAKERE Catalina (aka Homenaje A Beny Moré) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Catalina (aka Homenaje A Beny Moré)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1986
IRAKERE Yemaya album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yemaya
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1998

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IRAKERE Grupo Irakere (aka Teatro Amadeo Roldan Recital) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Grupo Irakere (aka Teatro Amadeo Roldan Recital)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1974
IRAKERE Irakere (aka  0.00 | 0 ratings
Irakere (aka "Live" At Newport Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1978
IRAKERE En Vivo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
En Vivo
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1982
IRAKERE The Legendary Irakere In London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary Irakere In London
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1988
IRAKERE Live at Ronnie Scott's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Ronnie Scott's
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1991

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IRAKERE The Best of Irakere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Irakere
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1994
IRAKERE El Mundo Latino: The Very Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
El Mundo Latino: The Very Best Of
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1998
IRAKERE Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collection
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2004

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