EGREM releases Obatalá from tribute album to Chucho & Irakere
Havana, October 23 (RHC)-- Cuba’s EGREM label continues releasing tracks from the album ‘Los Herederos. Homenaje a Chucho Valdés e Irakere’, a tribute album to maestro Chucho Valdés on his 80th birthday.
This time, EGREM released the third track 'Obatalá' from the album, featuring pianist, composer and arranger Roberto Carlos Rodríguez Valdés –better known as ‘Cucurucho Valdés’ and singer Geidy Chapman Salomon.
Artists collaborating in this tribute album include pianist Harold López-Nussa, drummer Juan Carlos Rojas, bassist Lázaro Rivero, guitarist Emilio Hernández Martini, trumpet players Yasek Manzano and Roberto García López, saxophonists César López and Alfred Thompson, percussionist and abakúa drums player Yaroldy Abreu and conga player Adel González.
EGREM said it will continue releasing a track from the new album every week. ‘Los Herederos. Homenaje a Chucho Valdés e Irakere’ also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Irakere --to be marked in 2023.