Update Francisco Aguabella + Follow

Primary Instrument: Congas

Born: October 10, 1925 | Died: May 7, 2010

Francisco Aguabella - congas

A master percussionist who was born in Matanzas Cuba, Francisco Aguabella is one of the first eschelon of drummers who came to America and are responsible for all drummers that came after them,” says Latin percussionist John Santos in the movie “Sworn To The Drum.”

Francisco Aguabella was born October 10, 1925, and raised in the Matanzas drumming tradition of Cuba. In 1953, he immigrated to the United States and established himself in California as an olu batá (batá drummer). Batá drumming is a ceremonial musical style that plays an integral role in the African-derived religion of Santeria, practiced in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and, since the 1950s, in the United States. No other music of the Americas bears a more striking similarity to West African music than batá. Its set of three double-conical drums replicates the Nigerian Yoruba drum ensemble of the same name. Many of the rhythms closely resemble their African prototypes, and the Afro-Cuban language of Lucumi, in which Aguabella sings, is clearly a derivation of Yoruba....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Francisco Aguabella

Music

Featured recording “Ochimini”

Ochimini

Ubiquity Records
2004
  • BUY

    Ochimini

    Cubop
    2004
  • BUY

    Cubacan

    CuBop
    2002
  • BUY

    Agua De Cuba

    CuBop
    1999
  • BUY

    H2O

    CuBop
    1999
  • BUY

    Hitting Hard

    CuBop
    1999
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Rank: 2,870
Views: 7,204
Fans: 1
Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Francisco Aguabella profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Francisco Aguabella musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.