MADRE RUMBA

Latest update on 08/05/2010

Artist: Celia Cruz
Author: Humberto Jauma
Label: Seeco
Year: 1958

Pre revolutionary Cuban hit with La Sonora Matancera declaring rumba's supremacy (the mother of all rhythms). Celia was their lead singer, still when they toured Mexico in 1960 where she decided not to go back to Fidel's Cuba, who blacklisted her the moment she settled in New York.

Covers:

1961:

African Jazz [theme song as Afrika Mokili Mobimba (Africa Is The Whole World) featuring Manu Dibango on sax; cut in Brussels (Fonior Studio) and credited to Dechaud; with the initial piano rhythm now on guitar]

1970s:

Docteur Nico [idem; Dechaud's brother]

1970s:

Sam Mangwana [idem]

1989:

Tshala Muana [idem]

1996:

Tabu Ley [idem]

2003:

Rumbanella Band [idem]

Since 1954 African Jazz lay at the root of rumba in the Congo. Dechaud is an alias for rhythm guitarist Charles Mwamba (The Hot One).

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