CD ‘Cuban Fishes Make Good Dishes’, CD-Cuban-fish-cover

by Mark Lotz & Shango’s Dance

The third release of Mark Alban Lotz with his interpretations of religious folklore music from the Afro Cuban Santería tradition. A fresh Euro-African sound within the ancient songs and dances the Cubans use to worship their West African ancestors and gods. Recorded in the Netherlands and Cuba featuring soloists from Conjunto Folklorico de Oriente, Conjunto Folklorico de National de Cuba and Yoruba Anabo. Rec. april 1997 in Havana, Cuba and jan-dec. 2002 The Netherlands. Released 2004 by LopLop Productions, Utrecht (The Netherlands) & Random Chance Records, NYC (USA)


Bembe Para Elegua (Trad.) Bembe Para Elegua (exerpt)

The Road To Oddudua/Obatalá (Trad./Lotz) The Road To Odua:Obatala (e

Chango’s Cloth (Trad./Lotz) Chango’s Cloth (exerpt)

Praise King Nimunze and Ochun (Trad./Kruger/Lotz) Praise King Nimunze and Ochun (exerpt)

Sweet Ochun (Trad./v.Roon/Lotz) Sweet Ochun (exerpt)

Asoyi Track (Trad/Beets/Lotz) Asoyi Track (Exerpt)

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Musicians Alexis Zayas Rosabal, Jazmin Saavedra, Ariel Bridon Romero, Jorge Martinez Galan, Estrella Acosta, Liesbeth Anker, Frenla (vocals); José Pilar Suarez (vocals, batá); Javier Campos Martinez (vocals, batá, congas); Jorge Nuñez Menocal (vocals, batá); Sjahin During (batá); Jos De Haas (vocals, African Djembé); Jens Kerkhoff (batá, congas, chekeré); Arturo ‘Hueso’ Linares (bongos); Mark Alban Lotz (flutes, vocals); Maarten Ornstein (tenor sax, clarinet); Marc van Roon/Stefan Schmid (piano); Jos Machtel (trombone, acoustic bass); Eric Surmenian (acoustic bass); Liber Torrientes Mirabal /Stefan Kruger (drum set, percussion); André Pet (trombone, bass trombone)

Tracks Pescado Jive (trad./Campos); Bembé para Eleguá (trad./Campos/Bridon); Praise King Nimunze and Ochún (trad./Lotz/Kruger); Chango’s Cloth (trad./Lotz); The Road To Odudua/Obatalá (trad./Lotz); The Hunter Ochosi (trad./Lotz); Asoyi Track (trad./Lotz/Beets); Sweet Ochún (trad./Lotz/v.Roon); Raga Colombiana (Lotz/Bridon); Yewa’s Call (trad./Lotz/Vogel); Elekotó (trad./Campos); Hueso Groove (Ornstein/Schmid); A Shuffle For Ochún (trad./Lotz); Moyubation (trad./Campos)

“…. striking outing from the Netherlands. …veering between the campfires of enslaved Cuban worshippers and the smoke-filled clubs of New York.” (Fly Global Music Magazine, UK)

“Miles away from convivial Cuban dance music but hitting the essence of Origin.” (Rootstown Music, USA)

“A stew of bata rhythms peppered with uplifting solos. Envigorating energy and a spiritual edge.” (Straight No Chaser, UK)

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