Volume 1: Cantos a Elegua
Released by Luca Brandoli.
3 CDs with book of transcriptions.
Here is what might be the definitive study of cantos a Elegua: 3 CDs plus a 60 page spiral-bound book of phonetically transcribed songs. 50 songs are included, some with multiple versions, on 142 CD tracks! Everything in this package is top notch, great sound quality, beautiful vocals and drumming and easy to use book with index pages and informational materials to accomany the songs on the CDs and in the book.
The objective of this book and of a series of volumes to follow is to present Afro-Cuban songs for those interested in learning them in their rich variety, and in their different manifestations in the folkloric life or tradition of Cuba today. These volumes will present the songs within their proper context and with the appropriate clave, melody and time relationships.