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Cuban fishes make good dishes

Mark Lotz & Shango's Dance

The third release of Mark Alban Lotz with his personal interpretations of religious folklore music from the Afro Cuban Santería & Yoruba tradition. A new fresh and dynamic Euro-African sound within the ancient songs and dances the Cubans use to worship their West African ancestors and gods. Recorded in the Netherlands and Cuba featuring soloists from Conjunto Folklorico de Oriente, Conjunto Folklorico de National de Cuba and Yoruba Anabo.

In the US, South Americas, Canada and Japan under license of Random Chance Records, NYC

Press reviews

Miles away from conventional Cuban dance music but hitting the essence of origin (Rootstown Music)

One of the best seven percussion driven releases of the year. Music feature by Jason Pinkelman (The Hub - www.thehubweekly.com)

A stew of Batá rhythms peppered with uplifting solos. Envigorating energy and a spiritual edge (Straight No Chaser, UK & www.storerecords.net) >>> read further

Musicians

Jazmin Saavedra, Ariel Bridon Romero, Alexis Zayas Rosabal, Estrella Acosta, Jorge Martinez Galan and Liesbeth Anker: vocals

Javier Campos Martinez: iyá, congas, vocals

Jos de Haas: okonkóle, congas, quinto, clavé, djembé, vocals

Jens Kerkhoff: itoteléle, congas, chekeré

José Pilar Suarez: itoteléle, vocals

Jorge Nuñez Menocal: itoteléle, okonkólo, vocals

Sjahin During: okonkólo

Arturo "Hueso" Linares: bongos

Mark Alban Lotz: concert-, alto-, Indian Bamboe flutes and vocals

Maarten Ornstein: clarinet, tenor saxophone

Marc van Roon and Stefan Schmid: piano

Eric Surmenian and Jos Machtel: bass

Liber Torrientes Mirabal and Stefan Kruger: drum set

André Pet: trombones


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