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Biography

The late Manuel Galbán was born in 1931 in Gibara, Holguín Province, Cuba, into a very musical family. Two of his siblings played the guitar, his father played the tres (three-string guitar) and his mother sang. He was essentially a self-taught musician who began playing at a very early age: “My feet didn’t even touch the ground when I sat on a stool,” he once ... Read more in Amazon's Manuel Galban Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (23 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Concord Picante
  • ASIN: B0083F5IJW
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,348 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Pachito Eché 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tierno Amanecer 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bluechacha 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Duele 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Y Deja 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. No Te Importe Saber 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Batuca 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Alma Mia 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Alma De Roca 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rumba Del Ángel 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bossa Cubana 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lluvias De Mayo 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

'Blue Cha Cha' celebrates the life of legendary Cuban guitarist Manuel Galbán. Special guests on his final recording include Omara Portuondo, Rosa Passos, Trío Esperança, Eric Bibb, Sissoko Ballaké and Marcelo Mercadante, among others. When you first listen to 'Blue Cha Cha', what strikes you is the variety of styles that show us once again the very best of Manuel Galbán, who led a highly successful sixty-year career. He shot to notoriety as a member of the famed Los Zafiros, then astounded the world with Buena Vista Social Club and, subsequently, with Ry Cooder on their sensational 2003 album, 'Mambo Sinuendo'. For this project, there was nothing better for him than going over his career and choosing the music that meant so much to him - Afro-Cuban, bolero, Latin American, rhythm and blues - and inviting some of the biggest names from these styles to perform on the album The bonus DVD that accompanies 'Blue Cha Cha' helps the album to come to life, with interviews and a historical documentary DVD filmed in Havana, Cuba and Paris, France. Galbán, through personal anecdotes shared by his dearest friends and musical influences, reflects on his lifelong, milestone-tinged career which ultimately altered the landscape of popular Cuban music.

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By Perttunen Antero T J on 28 Aug. 2014
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Great guitarist! Good tunes
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This is so great 29 Mar. 2013
By Heyboddiddley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I really love this cd. The music is so wonderful so inspiring on some level. I know it sounds corny but it makes me happy!
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as much for the movie 13 Feb. 2013
By Hugh Foster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
this set contains a CD and a DVD -- both are lovely -- when I play either, I revisit the long forbidden Cuba, which I had the good fortune to see in the autumn of 2012. We need to help these folks by making travel there easier to do.
a GREAT guitarist who should be more recognized 10 April 2014
By Professor Suny - Published on Amazon.com
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this an interesting last record by a phenomenal guitarist who has not
achieved the success his talent merits..checkout Mambo Sinuendo too!
Nostalgia and Farewell 15 Aug. 2013
By Jose Torres - Published on Amazon.com
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Yes, the Zaflro's 5th voice, Galban's electric guitar, came back to remind us of how their music still sounds current. Galban's musicianship is unsurpassable and his playing in this recording sounds like that of an energetic young man. The arrangements are excellent and the new pieces are very contemporary. All the performers are first class. One reviewer mentioned that this CD makes her feel happy. I agree. This is happy music. Too bad Galban left us so soon. Obviously, he still had a lot of musicality and skills left in him but what a joyful way to remember him each time I play this CD.
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