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LP (Item 44406) American Clave, 1986 — Condition: Used
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An excellent set by Latin percussionist Milton Cardona – very rootsy, with a spare Afro Cuban sound that reminds us a bit of the Grupo Folklorico y Experimental, although perhaps stripped down even more. Much of the album features Cardona's percussion group working through songs dedicated to Lucumi and Santerian Orishas – and titles include "Chango", "Elengua", "Ogun", "Yemaya", and "Babalu Aye". (Includes the printed inner sleeve.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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