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February 21, 2007

Latin Percussionist - Patato

PatatoI have to admit that I'm a real novice when it comes to Latin music. Every time I think I've figured out the genres and subgenres of Latin, I find another two or three to listen to. But, I digress. This is just a quick post about Carlos "Patato" Valdez, a Cuban percussionist that I recently found.

This is a great album, recorded when Patato was in his 70s. Amazing! Those rhythms are incredibly infectious.

Happy sounds,


Posted by peder horner at February 21, 2007 6:25 PM

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If you like Patato, you should check out his album "Patato and Totico." When I was 14, this is what all the hip drummers were listening to around New York. Patato you know. Totico is a rumba singer. Cachao the bass player, I'll bet you've heard of. Arsenio Rodriguez plays tres ( a cuban country guitar) and sings. Arsenio is a major force in Cuban son montuno and mambo. The different musical forms are dances. This group sings and plays Afro-Cuban rumbas and sacred music.

Try it.

Posted by: david wilson at August 16, 2007 3:37 PM


Thanks for the great insight. I'll be sure to check out that album.

Happy sounds,


Posted by: peder horner at August 16, 2007 8:40 PM

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