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Irakere

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Irakere

Irakere has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 14 episodes and was first played on 9 December 2013.

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…

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Chekeré Son
Irakere
JVC1979
Chekeré Son
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Cuba Libre
Irakere
JVC1980
Cuba Libre
IrakereJVC1980
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Chekere Son
Grupo Irakere
Cuba, Love Records1976
Chekere Son
Grupo IrakereCuba, Love Records1976
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La Comparsa
Irakere
JVC1979
La Comparsa
IrakereJVC1979
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De Una Manera Espantosa
Irakere
Areito1983
De Una Manera Espantosa
IrakereAreito1983
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Anung Anunga
Irakere
Columbia1980
Anung Anunga
IrakereColumbia1980
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Iya
Grupo Irakere
Areito1976
Iya
Grupo IrakereAreito1976
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