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The master percussionist and "rhythmic genius" Miguel Castro from the Dominican Republic, now living in Georgia, USA, takes us on a "Rhythm Journey" through South America, Scotland, the Middle East, Russia, Japan, African Pygmy drumming, Native North America, Brazil, the Caribbean ... each time playing the authentic rhythms on authentic percussion instruments plus suitable music with it. This is a very interesting CD that you can listen to again and again, each time finding something new and exciting!

TRACKLISTING - 1. Zaguansongo - 2:07 2. Hot Sand, Cool Sandals (Middle-East) - 4:33 3. Sabre Dance (Russia) - 2:55 4. Juanita More (Dominican Republic) - 4:30 5. Cadence of Waters (Pygmy) - 3:00 6. Prelude to Bugaku (Japan) - 0:47 7. Bugaku (Japan) - 1:55 8. Quiet Sunset (Native American) - 3:35 9. Brigamo (Afro-Caribbean) - 2:47 10. Incompatibilidade de Genius (Brazil) - 3:04 11. Don't Touch that Button (Body percussion) - 3:01 12. In my Travels - 3:54 13. Amazing Grace (Scotland) - 4:19 14. El Condor Pasa (Andes) - 3:56 15. Rhythm Journey - 3:09


Four masters of percussion from 4 different ethnic corners of the world who are really putting on the heat! Hossam Ramzy from Egypt, Sarvar Sabri from India, Miguel Castro from the Dominican Republic (South America) and Emmanuel Tagoe from Ghana. Each percussionist contributes pieces from his background with the others contributing their ideas. The end result is this absolutely exhilarating CD! This is for everyone who likes rhythm and percussion!

TRACKLISTING - 1. Sarvar Sabri: Rangoli (rhythm vocals 1) - 2:38 2. Miguel Castro: Iroko - 4:16 3. Sarvar Sabri: Guru - 6:02 4. Hossam Ramzy: A Step In Time (Malfuf) - 3:53 5. Emmanuel Tagoe: Puberty - 6:19 6. S. Sabri & H. Ramzy: Udo Jam Buttie - 3:46 7. Hossam Ramzy: Dom, Dom, Dom Bambi (rhythm vocal 2) - 1:35 8. Emmanuel Tagoe: Two Tribes - 5:42 9. Miguel Castro: Tasambaculé - 4:26 10. Sarvar Sabri: Banjara - 4:45 11. Hossam Ramzy: Time Zone - 4:34


On this excellent and danceable album the percussionist Miguel Castro introduces a wealth of rhythms and styles from the Americas, such as merengue, bomba, bata drums, Latin jazz, festejo, baqueteo, cumbia, soca, samba, mangulina, candombe and bossa nova. The booklet provides explanations of the different rhythms and some of the drums and percussion used.

TRACKLISTING - 1. Sígueme (Merengue) (Miguel Castro) – 4:20 2. Desde lejos (Bomba) (Miguel Castro) – 2:37 3. Toque a egún (Bata drum music) (trad.) – 0:16 4. Chachaguancó de Orión (Latin Jazz) (Miguel Castro) – 3:36 5. Toque a elegua (Bata drum music) (trad.) – 0:16 6. Préndeme la vela (Festejo) (trad.) – 3:10 7. Baqueteo (Baqueteo) (Miguel Castro) – 1:38 8. Promise of a Fisherman (Afuché) (Dorival Caymmi) – 3:04 9. Pollera Amerilla (Cumbia) (trad.) – 3:03 10. Soca pa’ tí (Soca-Calypso) (Miguel Castro) – 4:01 11. Toque a changó (Bata drum music) (trad.) – 2:14 12. Nascimento (Samba) (Miguel Castro) – 4:33 13. Por allá caná (Mangulina) (trad.) – 0:24 14. Barrio sur (Candombe) (Miguel Castro / Gastón de Avila) – 3:10 15. Imbaloke (Bata drum music) (trad.) – 1:05 16. Fantasy Bossa (Bossa) (Pablo Cárcamo) – 5:45


Merengue, Samba-Batucada, Mangulina, Soca, Cumbia, Bossa Nova, Bata Drum Music, Baqueteo, Candombe...

This compilation features the following groups and songs: Los Latinos: Caliente, Colegiala, Coro Millare (Salsa); P. Cárcamo & E. Ugarte: Bibida, Malagueña, Gibraltareña, Pa-Ti, Brasileriño (Cumbia); Musica Latina: Las Flacas, Abusadora (Merengue), P. Cárcamo, H. Ramzy, U. Stiegler: Melodias para Katja, Tiane (Samba-Bossa); Tumbao: Mi Guarapo, Que te que da (Salsa); Sergio Alvarez y Amigos: Tumba La Caña (Guajira), Son de Camaguey (Son); P. Cárcamo, Vanessa Lawicki, M. Castro: Norma de Guadalajara, Mambo 5 (Mambo), M. Castro: Soca Pa Ti (Soca-Calypso).

TRACKLISTING - 1. Los Latinos: Caliente (D. R.) - 3:45 SALSA 2. Pablo Cárcamo & Enrique Ugarte: Bebida Mágica (M. Collin) - 3:06 CUMBIA 3. Musica Latina: Las Flacas (J. Amoroso) - 3:01 MERENGUE 4. Pablo C rcamo, Hossam Ramzy, Ulrich Siegler: Melodias para Katja (P. Cárcamo) - 3:39 SAMBA-BOSSA 5. Tumbao: Mi Guarapo (D. R.) - 4:54 SALSA 6. Pablo Cárcamo & Enrique Ugarte: Malagueña (Ramirez) - 4:00 CUMBIA 7. Sergio Alvarez y Amigos: Tumba La Caña (D. R.) - 3:14 GUAJIRA 8. Pablo Cárcamo, Vanessa Lawicki, Miguel Castro: Norma de Guadalajara (D. Peréz Prado) - 2:55 MAMBO 9. Miguel Castro: Soca Pa Ti (M. Castro) - 4:02 SOCA-CALYPSO 10. Pablo Cárcamo & Enrique Ugarte: Gibraltare¤a (J. Horell / R. Ceratto) - 3:39 CUMBIA 11. Los Latinos: Colegiala (Leon Aguilar) - 4:11 SALSA 12) Pablo Cárcamo, Hossam Ramzy, Ulrich Stiegler: Tiane (P. Cárcamo) - 2:31 SAMBA-BOSSA 13. Musica Latina: Abusadora (J. Ventura) - 3:56 MERENGUE 14. Pablo Cárcamo, Vanessa Lawicki, Miguel Castro: Mambo 5 (D. Perez Prado) - 3:07 MAMBO 15. Los Latinos: Coro Millare (J. Pacheco) - 4:40 SALSA 16. Pablo Cárcamo & Enrique Ugarte: Pa-Ti (P. Cárcamo) CUMBIA - 4:07 17. Sergio Alvarez y Amigos: Son de Camaguey (D.R.) - 2:49 SON 18. London All Stars Steel Orchestra: Lambada (C. de Oliveira) - 3:35 LAMBADA 19. Tumbao: Que te que da (Schneider / Avila) - 6:10 SALSA 20. Pablo Cárcamo & Enrique Ugarte: Brasileriño (W. Ascuedo) - 2:50 CUMBIA


A collection of the greatest music with and on drums and percussion from around the world played by some of the greatest names: Airto Moreira (Brazil), Trilok Gurtu, Nihon Daiko (Japanese Taiko Drumming), Miguel Castro (Latin), Sarvar Sabri and Sanju Sahai (India), Ipelegeng (Africa), Eric Casillas (Native American drums), Tahitian Drum Ensemble (Tahiti) and Hossam Ramzy (Egyptian).

TRACKLISTING - 1. Trilok Gurtu: Transition (T. Gurtu/D. Gayone) – 7:32, 2. TAHITIAN DRUM ENSEMBLE: Otea Tamarii No Rurutu (Iareta Moeau/ Hokokori Fakateni Petiot) – 1:24, 3. Nihon Daiko: Shiretoko-Yamanami Daiko (Yoshinori Terui) – 5:06, 4. Airto Moreira / Chick Corea: See ya later (Corea/Egan/Moreira) – 5:31, 5. Sarvar Sabri: Dadra (trad.) – 5:14, 6. Eric Casillas: Ya-Ta-Hey (E. Casillas/Ben Tavera King) – 6:46, 7. Miguel Castro: Toque a Egún/Toque a Elegua/Toque a Changó/Por allá Caná (Mangulina) – 3:06, 8. Ipelegeng Advanced Group: Nzomba (trad.) – 4:53, 9. Fourth World (Airto Moreira): Snake Bite / The Herbaliser (Moreira) – 4:08, 10. Sanju Sahai: Madhya Laya Teentaal (trad., arr. S. Sahai) – 6:04, 11. Miguel Castro: Rhythm Journey (M. Castro) – 3:07, 12. Hossam Ramzy: Lucy the Magnificent (H. Ramzy) – 3:48


Credits: Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Timbales, Arranger, Liner Notes

TRACKLISTING 1. Just Salsa, 2. Adios, 3. Cachita, 4. Norma de Guadalajara, 5. Vuelve Otra Vez, 6. Mambo No. 5, 7. Patricia, 8. Mambo Jambo, 9. Un Poquito de Tu Amor, 10. Capullito de Aleli, 11. Taboo


Five discs that include Soca Pa'Ti, Barrio Sur, and Promise of a Fisherman by Miguel Castro.

SALSA PA' GOZAR! (2 CDs). A double CD of sizzling salsa music with classic Latino piano, a sharp brass section and exciting Latin percussion played by renowned percussionist Miguel Castro.

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