Cuba's Orquesta Aragón Recorded Live in New York

Cuba's Orquesta Aragón Recorded Live in New York

(Monitor Records, 1984), 43 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description
"Orchestra Aragón was created in 1939 by the noted violinist Orestes Aragón and first performed in and around Cienfuegos, its city of origin. In 1946, at the age of 19, Rafael Lay, violinist and composer, became director of the orchestra until 1982, when he lost his life in an automobile accident. Richard Egües, Aragón’s flutist since 1955, then took over the direction of the group. Considered the preeminent flutist of Cuban popular music, Egües is also a clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger perhaps best known for his composition, El Bodeguero."

"Esta agrupación surgió por la iniciativa de Orestes Aragón, afamado violinista, en 1939 con el nombre ‘Rítmica de la Aragón.’ En sus inicios la orquesta tiene como campo de actividad su ciudad de origen, Cienfuegos. En la decada del 40, toma la dirección Rafael Lay, violinista y compositor, hasta 1982, año en el que pierde la vida a causa de un lamentable accidente. Richard Egües, flautista de la orquesta, asume la resposabilidad de la dirección."


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Content Type
Music recording
Duration
43 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Afro-Cuban, Fusion
Label
Monitor Records
Release Date
1984
Subject
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe, Cuba
Keywords and Translated Subjects
América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe

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