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Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers: Border-Free

Border-Free is a companion piece and a doubling-down on Chucho Valdés’ magnificent Chucho’s Steps album from 2010. Valdés has retained most of his Afro-Cuban Messengers (although the drummer and bassist are new, the percussionist, vocalist/bata player and trumpeter return), pays tribute once again to family members and key historical musicians and cultures, and reprises the … Read More “Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers: Border-Free”

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Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers : Chucho’s Steps

Much has been written about the dynasty of the Valdés family – no matter where they happen to dwell – and Chucho and father Bebo’s collective work will soon encompass a century of extraordinary output. Chucho Valdés belongs to that singular and often untouchable elite of Cuba’s prolific geniuses – all at once monstrously talented … Read More “Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers : Chucho’s Steps”

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