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Latin / Latin Jazz,Cuban Music,Son,Jazz,World Music Brighton, MI  US
Chasin Chano
Chasin Chano
La Bicicleta
La Bicicleta
Summer Garden
Summer Garden


  • 2013

    Jan 18

    Ann Arbor, 48104, US | 8:00pm

    Aguankó, the ensemble led by percussionist and composer Alberto Nacíf, is a talented group of Michigan based musicians who are steeped in the tradition of jazz infused son-salsa. In La Bicileta and Chiquita, for example, you might hear shades of Conjunto Libre or Eddie Palmieri's La Perfecta orchestra. And, like the Fort Apache Band, there are Afro-Cuban folkloric rhythms, as in the percussive rumba Elemental. The overall feel on Elemental is relaxed; the jazz is sophisticated, but accessible in essential ways. It's graced with a driving funk and sabor that comes only from years of developing a musical sensibility that speaks from both the heart and soul of the band members. With Paul Vornhagen, Javier Barrios, Patrick Prouty, Wesley Reynoso, Paul Finkbeiner, Russ Miller, Chris Smith, Alex Nacif and special guest percussionist José "Pepe" Espinosa. Top notch stuff, this. Very Highly Recommended.


  • Alberto Nacif with Bata Drums during "Elemental" Percusion Recording session
  • Javier Barrios,Alberto Nacif & Pepe Espinosa during "Elemental" Recording Session
  • Pepe Espinosa on Timbales during "Elemental" Recording Session


Label: PKO Records

Manager: Pepe Espinosa

Bio: Conguero and composer Alberto Nacif brings together a group of superlative musicians to perform his original music. Alberto, Jose "Pepe" Espinosa (one of the best percussionists of his generation) , powerhouse timbalero Javier Barrios and young piano master Wesley Reynoso form the Latin core of ...See Full Bio

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