Blues For Yemayá

by Lotz of Music in Havana

Interpretations of Afro Cuban religious folklore by Lotz Of Music in collaboration with an Afro Cuban percussion and vocal ensemble. Second release of the ‘Yoruba trilogy’ by Mark Lotz and his Lotz Of Music ‘Cuban Roots Project’/Shango’s Dance.

Recorded in Havana and documents the latest recordings of legendary vocalist Amelia Pedroso. Features conga-legend Miguel ‘Anga’ Diaz and soloists from Conjunto Folklorico de National de Cuba, Yoruba Anabo, Raices and Irakere.

VIA Records, Hilversum, The Netherlands

Released in 1998 by VIA Records, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Catalogue number 9920592
Recorded at the ICAIC studios Havana, Cuba April 1997
Additional vocal recordings September 1997, Kwetterhof studio Wormerveer NL, The Netherlands


Big Band, The Netherlands

“Without a doubt the best dutch production of traditional Afro Cuban music ever.”

Pan, UK

“The concept sounds as natural as birdsong.”, USA

“The CDs by Mark Alban Lotz are the best examples I’ve heard of successfully blending bata drums with non-Latin music. I highly recommend them.”

NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands

“Lotz ingeniously succeeds in constructing two different musical traditions into one new unity.”

Jazz Review, USA

“True fans of Afro-Cuban jazz and folk music will love this CD!”