--says Phil Green of Miranda Guitars
¨Great sound with a Latin jazz flavor.¨
--says Le Rooster (DJ and radio host, San Diego and SF Bay Area)
¨ ... a great folk album to add to your Latin music collection.¨
--says Hector Aviles of Latino Music Cafe.
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There´s some great music on this CD of Afro-Peruvian and criollo music which we´ve recently released. We're calling the CD Afro-Peruvian Rhythms and it features artists "de Rompe y Raja" with Lalo Izquierdo. We've chosen the name because the rhythms are so good, and so much fun.
Never heard of Afro-Peruvian music? Think of Afro-Cuban, of Susana Baca and Eva Ayllón, even of Gabriel Alegría. Our music is the sister (in the case of Afro-Cuban) or the foundation (in the case of the rest) on which their music is built. And Afro-Peruvians are part of the larger African diaspora.
This CD features two songs performed by popular criollo singer-songwriter Jorge Luis Jasso plus a number of Afro-Peruvian classics sung by Rosa los Santos. In addition, there´s a fantastic solo cajón number at the end in which master percussionist Lalo Izquierdo demonstrates rhythms from North and South America, including heavy metal/funk, Brazilian samba, salsa, and of course, Afro-Peruvian.
Lalo Izquierdo plays the quijada de burro (see photo above) and the cajón, including the cajón solo in the last track. He even sings one of the songs.