Chucho Valdes & Rebeca Mauleon Indiegogo Campaign For New Irakere Book

by chipboaz on November 27, 2016

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Pianist and educator Rebeca Mauleón is joining forces with composer and pianist Chucho Valdés to write and publish a new educational book entitled Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Music of Chucho Valdés & Irakere. They are currently in the process of making the book a reality by raising funds through Indiegogo – and they need your help. This is a long overdue project that will give musicians and fans a deeper insight into Afro-Cuban music through the lens of one of the most influential groups in both Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban dance music, Irakere.

Here’s Some Information On the Project:
Through our many years of touring, performing, teaching and sharing the rich traditions of Afro-Cuban music around the world, Chucho and I have discovered that there is tremendous need to demystify many of the secrets to interpreting this music. With this book entitled Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Music of Chucho Valdés & Irakere, our vision is to provide an accessible approach to understanding and interpreting Afro-Cuban jazz. Our main goal is to explore and dissect maestro Valdés’ process so that users of all levels will find multiple tools to applying the musical concepts of Afro-Cuban jazz, and apply these to Latin music performance.

This book goes beyond the typical instructional book, highlighting the extraordinary depth of Chucho’s trajectory as one of Cuba’s most important and creative forces. In examining ten (10) of his most celebrated works, this book breaks down not only the technical details of each piece, it provides the cultural context and personal anecdotes that make this music so compelling, and will include detailed leadsheets and transcriptions.

Hear About The Project Directly From Mauleón & Valdés:

This is going to be an important resource – contribute your support today HERE

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