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Daymé Arocena - Cubafonía album flac

Performer: Daymé Arocena
Genre: Jazz / Latin / Funk / Folk music
Title: Cubafonía
Country: UK
Released: 2017
Style: Afro-Cuban, Neo Soul
FLAC version ZIP size: 1947 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1952 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1555 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 233

In her latest project, Cubafonía, Arocena illuminates those ties, as well as those that connect different genres within and adjacent to Cuban popular music. After her 2015 debut full-length, Nueva Era, and follow-up EP, One Takes, the now-24-year-old took some time to tour. Along the way, she came to realize just how much she missed home, which in turn inspired her sophomore album. True to her roots, Arocena opens the album with a chant to Eleggua, the opener of roads. Otherworldly voices pierce through Ethiojazz-y horns, as she belts salutations to the orisha. Highlighting the influence of different African traditions in Cuban music, she follows up Eleggua, which is Yoruba (or Lucumí), with a rumba, which combines various West and Central African musical traditions.

Daymé Arocena ‎– Cubafonía. Label: Beat Records ‎– BRC-541, Brownswood Recordings ‎– BRC-541. Cubafonía is a journey around Cuban rhythms, culture and history. Julio Padron vocal on Valentine recorded at Ballari Studio.

Album · 2017 · 11 Songs. Cubafonía Daymé Arocena. Listen on Apple Music. Dazzling jazz and soul-influenced Afro-Cuban sounds.

Trazendo a rumba e os rítmos cubanos para perto do Jazz, Daymé apresenta uma série de canções bem envolventes, com um som bem colorido e orgânico sendo conduzido pela sua poderosa voz. Seja pelas percussões,. Or consider a donation? End of year lists.

Daymé Arocena's Cubafonia is a triumph for the 25 year old Afro-Cuban singer. Arocena cements her status as one of the best young talents from Cuba, with a diverse set of songs that combine Cuban rhythms with jazz, neo- soul, and Latin pop. The opening track, "Eleggua," is an exciting cut. The song is an ode to Santeria's God of the Crossroads, a fitting subject due to how it combines bombastic horn parts with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Overall Cubafonía is a stunning artistic achievement by Arocena. A good portion of the set shines with a high-production polish-a great sign that Arocena is an artist who will create her own path regardless of what purists may have to say. A fine example of where Latin Jazz is going. Track Listing: Ellegua, La Rumba Me Llamo Yo, Lo Que Fue.

This album has an average beat per minute of 131 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 97/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Cubafonía. Album starts at 120BPM, ends at 110BPM (-10), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Daymé Arocena.

And Daymé Arocena is literally giving voice to this movement. Her new album, Cubafonía, is yet another offering from a singer who sounds like a magical mash up of The Queen of Latin Music, Celia Cruz, and The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Her voice and the music defy expectations, drawing on the power of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and catchy pop melodies. Mambo Na' Ma" is the perfect example.


1 Eleggua 3:09
2 La Rumba Me Llamo Yo 4:24
3 Lo Que Fue 3:49
4 Maybe Tomorrow 2:57
5 Negra Caridad 3:11
6 Mambo Na’ M à 3:22
7 Cómo 5:05
8 Todo Por Amor 3:09
9 Ángel 2:55
10 It’s Not Gonna Be Forever 3:50
11 Valentine 4:25
Bonus Track For Japan
12 Yambu Improvisado 3:38

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Brownswood Recordings
  • Manufactured By – Beat Records
  • Published By – Omakase Music
  • Published By – Bucks Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Ballari Studio
  • Recorded At – Red Gate Recorders
  • Recorded At – Abdala Studio
  • Mixed At – Stagg Street Studio
  • Mixed At – Dairy Ltd Studios
  • Pressed By – Memory-Tech


  • A&R – Emily Moxon
  • Arranged By [Brass] – Daymé Arocena (tracks: 9), Emir Santacruz (tracks: 1 to 3, 9)
  • Arranged By [Music] – Daymé Arocena (tracks: 6, 9), Gastón Joya (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 9, 11)
  • Arranged By [Strings] – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (tracks: 4, 7)
  • Art Direction, Design – Mark James
  • Backing Vocals – Daniela Barreto, Dexter Story (tracks: 7, 10), Ernesto Lastres, Jorge Luis Lagarza, Loreta Zerquera, Mayquel González*
  • Baritone Saxophone – Yuniet Lombida (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 10)
  • Clarinet – Emir Santacruz (tracks: 10)
  • Co-producer – Daymé Arocena
  • Composed By – Daymé Arocena
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Loreta Zerquera, Yoana Grass
  • Double Bass – Gastón Joya (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12)
  • Drums – Ruly Herrera*
  • Electric Bass – Gastón Joya (tracks: 7), Rafael Aldama (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 10)
  • Engineer – Alfonso Peña, Chris Harbach, Josh Franks
  • Engineer [Sound Assistant] – Amhed Ali González
  • Executive-Producer – Gilles Peterson
  • Guitar – Rober Luis Gómez (tracks: 4, 5, 7)
  • Instrumentation By [Additional] – Dexter Story (tracks: 4)
  • Lead Vocals – Daymé Arocena
  • Liner Notes – 栗本斉
  • Management – Yoana Grass
  • Marimbula – Gastón Joya (tracks: 11)
  • Mixed By – Daymé Arocena (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 12), Dexter Story (tracks: 4), Josh Franks (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 12)
  • Mixed By [Additional Mixing] – Daymé Arocena (tracks: 2, 11), Dexter Story (tracks: 2, 11)
  • Mixed By [Additional Mixing], Engineer – Tim Montague (tracks: 2, 11)
  • Mixed By [Final Mix And Balancing] – Martin Iverson* (tracks: 1, 3, 7, 9)
  • Percussion – Yaroldy Abreu*, Yosvany Díaz (tracks: 2)
  • Percussion [Güira] – Ruly Herrera* (tracks: 11)
  • Photography By – Casey Moore
  • Piano – Jorge Luis Lagarza
  • Producer – Dexter Story
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Daymé Arocena (tracks: 2, 11), Dexter Story (tracks: 2, 11), Tim Montague (tracks: 2, 11)
  • Strings – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (tracks: 4, 7)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Emir Santacruz (tracks: 1 to 3,5 to 7, 10, 11)
  • Tres – Lino Lores (tracks: 11)
  • Trombone – Heikel Trimiñio* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 7, 10)
  • Trumpet – Mayquel González* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 10, 11)
  • Vocals – Bárbara Llanes (tracks: 1), Dreyser Durruti (tracks: 1), Julio Padron (tracks: 11)


CD and digital release have 11 tracks, with 'Todo Por Amor' as track 8. The Japan edition has 12 tracks.

'Cubafonía is a journey around Cuban rhythms, culture and history. It's the beginning of my journey...' - Daymé Arocena

Julio Padron vocal on Valentine recorded at Ballari Studio.
Vocal & String Recordings at Red Gate Recorders, Highland Park, CA
Music recorded at Abdala Studios, La Habana, Cuba
Record mixed at Stagg Street Studio, Van Nuys, CA
Additional recording and mixing at Dairy Ltd Studios, London, UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4523132113418
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LT48
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4454
  • Matrix / Runout: BRC-541 MT J02
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BWOOD160LP Daymé Arocena Cubafonía ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD160LP UK 2017
BWOOD0160CD Daymé Arocena Cubafonía ‎(CD, Album) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0160CD UK 2017
BWOOD0160-P Daymé Arocena Cubafonía ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0160-P UK 2017
BWOOD0160LP Daymé Arocena Cubafonía ‎(LP, Album) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0160LP UK 2017