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Orquesta Akokán


  1. 1.
    Un Tabaco Para Elegua
  2. 2.
    Mambo Rapidito
  3. 3.
    Otro Nivel
  4. 4.
    A Gozar La Vida - Instrumental
  5. 5.
    Cuidado Con El Tumbador
Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán – a blazing presentation of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Beny Moré and Banda Gigante of the 1940’s and 50’s.
Their self-titled debut album boasts all original songs and was recorded at the historic state Areito Studio with Cuba’s finest players, young and old, led by the venerable and dynamic singer José “Pepito” Gómez. Their first full length album was released on Daptone Records in March 2018, the label's first Spanish language album, one recorded outside of Daptone’s studios, yet bursting with the label’s innate sense of soul, fine-tuned attention to sonic detail, and song-craft that’s timeless and immaculate.
After touring both the US and the EU in 2018/2019, the band was nominated for a Grammy for Best Tropical album in addition to garnering critical acclaim from press outlets such as NPR, The New York Times, Chicago Reader, Billboard, Songlines, KCRW and many others.


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