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Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Elegua 1
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Elegua is the owner and god of routes and roads, whose role is that of a (child-like) relayer of messages, orders or warnings to all the other orishas. Hi is the deity of the crossroads of life and opens and closes the gates. He is both day and night, a tireless supporter and tower of strength, personifying laughter, woe, life and death, the beginning and end.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Oggun 1
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Oggun is a god to whom many different powers are attributed: god of mountains, of war, iron and workers. Working incessantly at his forge, hi rules the industrialisation of the cities

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Obatalá 1
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Obatala is a man's creator, to whom Odudua gave life. The kind wise father, he heads the pantheon of gods, and is the God of Peace, Goodness and Mercy

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Ochun 1
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Ochun is the goddess of Sweet Waters such as rivers and springs, she embodies femininity, love and female fertility -comparable with Venus.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Changó 1
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Chango is the King of Kings, Master of Lighting and Drums. He represents male virility -the Apollo of the Yoruba religion and mythology.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Elegua 2
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Elegua is the owner and god of routes and roads, whose role is that of a (child-like) relayer of messages, orders or warnings to all the other orishas. Hi is the deity of the crossroads of life and opens and closes the gates. He is both day and night, a tireless supporter and tower of strength, personifying laughter, woe, life and death, the beginning and end.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Oggun 2
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Oggun is a god to whom many different powers are attributed: god of mountains, of war, iron and workers. Working incessantly at his forge, hi rules the industrialisation of the cities

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Obatalá 2
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Obatala is a man's creator, to whom Odudua gave life. The kind wise father, he heads the pantheon of gods, and is the God of Peace, Goodness and Mercy

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Yemeyá
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Obatala is a man's creator, to whom Odudua gave life. The kind wise father, he heads the pantheon of gods, and is the God of Peace, Goodness and Mercy.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Ochun 2
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Ochun is the goddess of Sweet Waters such as rivers and springs, she embodies femininity, love and female fertility -comparable with Venus.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Changó 2
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Chango is the King of Kings, Master of Lighting and Drums. He represents male virility -the Apollo of the Yoruba religion and mythology.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Ibeyi
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Ibeyi. The Ibeyis are black twins dressed in red. Joined by an umbilical cord, they can not separate. They protect children, represent luck, fortune, intelligence and vice for gambling

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Obatalá 3
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Obatala is a man's creator, to whom Odudua gave life. The kind wise father, he heads the pantheon of gods, and is the God of Peace, Goodness and Mercy

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 2: Afro-Cuban
Osain
Merceditas Valdes
Public Domain and Traditional

A slow-temp afro- melody. Osain is the owner of all colours. He has only one (right) foot and one (left) arm. He does, however, have two ears: one large ear which hears everything and one small ear which still hears a lot. Hie is a very close friend of Chango. This is the only song in the cd that has other instruments apart from drums. It is a not common song, a rare piece.

The grand dame of Cuban folk and popular music, Merceditas was born in La Havana in1928. She began her career in the Corte Suprema del Arte workshops, then turned to Afro-Cuban material and gave demos for Fernando Ortíz's lectures on African roots. She belonged to the artistic staff of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television. This song is dedicated to the African deity Osain, the god of magical and medicinal plants

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 3: Rumba
La Prueba Del Ritmo
feat. Conjunto de Clave y Guaguanco
Amado de Jesus Dedeu

Totally amazing performance, this song is called "The Rhythm Test" and it really is a show of the highest quality of percussion in the world. A big orchestra of different drums are challenged by the singers to repeat their rhythms, and the dialogue is established

Tumi Album Habana Romantica
La Habana
Papi Oviedo feat. Arturo Clenton
Arturo Clenton

Guaganco is an afro rhythm brought to Cuba from Yoruba this track demonstrates rumba-guaganco very well. Lots of percussion and an unusual, but sensational trumpet.

Tumi Album Baila mi Son
Misericordia
Juan de Marcos González and Afro-Cuban All Stars feat. Felix Baloy and Tata Güines
Felix Rondon Palmero

Misericordia is an Afro-Rumba, starts with just drums and the vocals of Felix Baloy, drumming and congas African dance style.

Tumi Album Misericordia, que es esto!
La Fiesta de mi Tambor
El Piqueton de Felix Rondon feat. Gracil Perez
Gustavo Cabaña Malen

A medium tempo witty son with all the instrumentation of the big club bands of 50's. The woman vocalist is asking where is her Tambor as she wants to play Rumba and someone has hidden it.

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Bana Congo
Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo feat. Nana Akumu
Nedule Montswet (Papa Noel)

A thrilling, sensational rhythm with female lyrics in Congolese language,lingala and excellent guitar lines.Congolese Rumba took Cuban Rhythms added African idioms, elements of tribal folklore, and melodic cadences of the Lingala Language

rich in tradition, irresistible,crispy, tribal,cool beats and rhythms,tres, horns, chants, conga solo, lots of breaks performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa noel and Papi Oviedo.

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Kin Havane
Papa Noel feat. Papi Oviedo, Cristina Azcuy Garcia, Andrés Sosa Revé and Miguel Martinez Rojas
Nedule Montswet (Papa Noel)

A medium fast tempo Congolese Rumba with Cuban tres. Night and day, everyday I'm wondering what I have done to you. The human heart does not deserve this..vocals in Lingala and chorus in French, performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa noel and Papi Oviedo.

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Limpia Mi Son
Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo feat. Cristina Azcuy Garcia
Cristina Azcuy Garcia

A powerful Medium-Fast Salsa with an African twist.

son that tells about the way in which son has evolved, to be called salsa, etc.lyrics- talk about keeping the song clean, cleanse my son

happy,lots of soul, danceable, female vocals,tres & guitar solos,percussion, horns, lots of breaks

Vocals reminiscent of Albita

performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Combinación de Soneros
Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo feat. Andrés Sosa Revé
Andrés Sosa Reve

A song to greet and 'big up' all, or many of the great soneros in history of son.

lyrics-you can't talk about son without mentioning the son singers

happy, dance, uptempo, fun, exciting, party,horns bass guitar, tres,male vocals.

performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Molimo
Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo feat. Nyboma Laurent
Nedule Montswet (Papa Noel)

Congolese Rumba ,medium fast,male vocal,smooth and plenty of acoustic. breaks, performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo.

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Homenaje a Isaac Oviedo
Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo feat. Miguel Martinez Rojas
Miguel Martínez Rojas

A perfectly played son mixing old and new textures, a great son altogether, a tribute song to Isaac Oviedo.

Congolese Rumba ,medium fast,male vocal,smooth and plenty of acoustic. breaks, performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo.

Tumi Album Bana Congo
No Te Doy Na
Papi Oviedo and Papa Noel
Isaac Oviedo Oviedo

A Cuban Salsa melody, Fast song that says 'I am not giving you anything' because at the moment 'I don't have anything myself anyway

lyrics- witty-you'll get nothing from me

happy, dance, uptempo, fun, exciting, party,horns bass guitar, tres,male vocals.

, performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo.

Tumi Album Bana Congo
M Bonge
Papi Oviedo and Papa Noel feat. Wuta Mayi
Nedule Montswet (Papa Noel)

A medium tempo rhythmic Congolese style Rumba song with Cuban influence - very rhythmic, melodic, sweet and sensual. Percussion, tres, tribal backgrounds, male vocals and female chorus, plenty of instrumental breaks between guitar and tres. Someone's pain will end. Everybody will get it.....I still don't feel fear..

A Cuban Salsa melody, Fast song that says 'I am not giving you anything' because at the moment 'I don't have anything myself anyway

lyrics- witty-you'll get nothing from me

happy, dance, uptempo, fun, exciting, party,horns bass guitar, tres,male vocals.

, performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo.

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Oye Sabroso Son
Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo feat. Gregorio Ricardo Martinez
Gregorio Ricardo Martinez

Oye Sabroso Son is a nice song combining old with new tradition, adding the excellent guitar of Papa Noel direct from the Congo.

lyrics- listen to my cool son, my son, the best son, spice it up

happy,dance, up tempo,lots of soul, danceable, male vocals,tres & guitar solos,percussion,horns.

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
Dicen Que Diego
Efrain Rios feat. Mauricio Venegas-Astorga
M. Venegas-Astorga

An upbeat tempo football tune dedicated to football and the Argentinian football player Diego Maradona, a great son for a great player. The song has crowd shouting and the lyrics talk about the great football player...

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
Negro Candombero
Efrain Rios and Mauricio Venegas-Astorga feat. Aramis
M. Venegas-Astorga

A medium tempo tropical tune known as Candombe is a fusion of music between black African and the white Europeans of Uruguay.

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
Nombrándote
Efrain Rios feat. Mauricio Venegas-Astorga
M. Venegas-Astorga

The mixture of these two songwriters ranges from traditional to pop and rap. The result is a contemporary colour to familiar sounds

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
Nostalgias
Efrain Rios and Mauricio Venegas-Astorga feat. Nene
Efrain Rios

An upbeat tempo fusion of Andean and son featuring the beautiful voice of El "Nene" Pedro Lugo singing about Nostalgia accompanied by legendary Cuban tres player Efrain Rios and the guitar of Mauricio Venegas.

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
El Que la Hace la Paga
Efrain Rios and Mauricio Venegas-Astorga feat. Nene
M. Venegas-Astorga

A fusion of Andean and son featuring the beautiful voice of el"Nene".

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
Son De La Amistad
Efrain Rios feat. Mauricio Venegas-Astorga
M. Venegas-Astorga

Andean Afro-Cuban track with interesting rhythms.The song is about love and friendship.

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
Pa' ti no Más
Efrain Rios feat. Mauricio Venegas-Astorga
M. Venegas-Astorga

The mixture of these two songwriters ranges from traditional to pop and rap. The result is a contemporary colorful tune.

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
La Ayudita
Efrain Rios and Mauricio Venegas-Astorga feat. David Alvarez
Efrain Rios

An Ando-Cuban son fusion sung by the famous David Alvarez and accompanied by Aramis and Polito.

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
El Montuno de María
Efrain Rios and Mauricio Venegas-Astorga feat. David Alvarez
M. Venegas-Astorga

An Ando-Cuban son fusion sung by the famous David Alvarez.Son Montuno.

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
El Bantu
Efrain Rios feat. Mauricio Venegas-Astorga
M. Venegas-Astorga

The mixture of these two songwriters ranges from traditional to pop and rap. The result is a contemporary colourful rendition.

Political song about slaves brought to Latin America

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
La Montaña
Polito, Aramis Galindo, Efrain Rios and Mauricio Venegas-Astorga feat. Carlos 'Polito' Ibanez
Efrain Rios

A beautiful melody and song about a mountain. The style seems to be a mixture of samba, son...

Tumi Album Ando Cubano
Salsabor
Raperos Cubanos and Efrain Rios feat. Mauricio Venegas-Astorga
M. Venegas-Astorga

A medium tempo Ando-Cuban hip hop track with some interesting beats. An amazing fusion of music of low tropical landscape with high Andean mountains accompanied with heavy beat of drum and bass.

Tumi Album Breathe
La Espera
Yusa feat. Descemer Bueno and roberto Carcasses
Yusimil Bridon Lopez (Yusa)

The Wait: An issue rather slow, rhythmic elements using Cuban floklore but modern instruments like the drums, guitar, electric bass, piano, voice stick and water. It's a song about the time you spend trying to discover where things hurt ... and the pain will ever really strong but at least if we are together will be at least as milder and everything has its opposite and white ... black, life and death coexist in harmony, but mostly talking about living loving

Tumi Album Bana Congo
Juliana
Papa Noel
Nedule Montswet (Papa Noel)

A medium slow romantic ballad and appetizers put you on the road for the great experience that lies ahead. The song is about a girl called Juliana and her love is making the other party crazy. It is a Rumba/ Congolese Ballad romantic, cheek to cheek happy sound, rhythmic, guitar, tres, soulful sweet male vocals.

performed by two of the Cuba and Congo legends of guitar and Tres: Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo

Tumi Album Cafe Noir
Cafe Noir
Papa Noel feat. Cafe Noir papa noe
Nedule Montswet (Papa Noel)

Classical instrumental African rhumba that is a smooth and laid back with a feel good rhythm.

Tumi Album Cafe Noir
Sandokan
Papa Noel feat. Cafe Noir papa noe
Nedule Montswet (Papa Noel)

African rumba beautifully played on Papa Noel's acoustic guitar.

Tumi Album Un Solo Amor
Mujer
Felix Baloy y Su Cubans All Stars feat. Emio Miguel Padron
Manuel Lemus Rodriguez

A song to greet women, as mums, lovers and human beings. It says, the closer you have them, the happier you will be

Tumi Album Trotasurdo
Taipicao
Quimantu
Mauricio Venegas

An upbeat Afro-Latin tune - high energy tableau of football sounds with beats, whistles, Brazilian agogo bell and crowd chants.

Tumi Album Hibrid Instrumental
Dale
Tomezclao
Julio Montoro

Medium tempo melody with trumpet.

Tumi Album Alma Latina
Esperanza
Alma Latina
Julio Montoro

An Afro-Latin jazzy tune taking its roots from all over Latin America.

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