Cuba's Orquesta Aragón Recorded Live in New York

Cuba's Orquesta Aragón Recorded Live in New York

Orquesta Aragón MON00820

"Orchestra Aragón was created in 1939 by the noted violinist Orestes Aragón and first performed in and around Cienfuegos, its city of origin. In 1946, at the age of 19, Rafael Lay, violinist and composer, became director of the orchestra until 1982, when he lost his life in an automobile accident. Richard Egües, Aragón’s flutist since 1955, then took over the direction of the group. Considered the preeminent flutist of Cuban popular music, Egües is also a clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger perhaps best known for his composition, El Bodeguero."

"Esta agrupación surgió por la iniciativa de Orestes Aragón, afamado violinista, en 1939 con el nombre ‘Rítmica de la Aragón.’ En sus inicios la orquesta tiene como campo de actividad su ciudad de origen, Cienfuegos. En la decada del 40, toma la dirección Rafael Lay, violinista y compositor, hasta 1982, año en el que pierde la vida a causa de un lamentable accidente. Richard Egües, flautista de la orquesta, asume la resposabilidad de la dirección."


Year Released 1984
Record Label Monitor Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1984 Monitor Records
Genre(s) Latin; World
Country(s) Cuba; United States
Instrument(s) Drum, steel; Guitar; Steel drum
Subject(s) World music
Credits
101 Oye Mi Onda Orquesta Aragón 7:28
102 Aprende Muchaco Orquesta Aragón 5:30
103 El Bodeguero Orquesta Aragón 6:34
201 El Cachumbambe Orquesta Aragón 12:31
202 Le Dije A Una Rosa Orquesta Aragón 4:16
203 Pare Cachero Orquesta Aragón 6:46
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