|"While Irakere has gained an international reputation as an outstanding jazz ensemble, they've always maintained a repertoire of dance music. In Cuba, dance and music are inseparable and Cuban dancers are extremely demanding. Irakere has satisfied them over two decades now."|
Links on Irakere:
Chucho Valdés and Irakere "Babalu
Aye" nominated for Grammy Award, february '99
The Year of Chucho, Judy Cantor, august '98 - story + audio clips!
Bembe Records with the album Babaluaye
Chucho Valdés: virtuoso who riffs over borders and embargoes, Ben Ratliff, january '98
Bembe Records with the album ¡Afrocubanismo!
Ghettolatino from Colombia about Chuco Valdés & Irakere
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