El carretero

son is one of the traditional musical forms of Cuba.  it is African in its roots and often takes the form of call-and-response. 

a much covered classic is "El carretero".  here's the Buena Vista Social Club take on it. vocals by Eliades Ochoa

08-Ochoa, Eliades _ El Carretero
Buena Vista Social Club

bonus:  live at Madison Square Garden.  from the documentary movie  <————-  marvelous.  watch it.  really.

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2 thoughts on “El carretero

  1. I loved this documentary — what a joyous experience. (I'm really looking forward to your planned posts for this entire month.)

  2. joyous. that's exactly right. le mot juste.(I'm really looking forward to your planned posts for this entire month.)oh noes! the pressure… ;)

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