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Arocena, Daymé - Sonocardiogram - New LP
Arocena, Daymé - Sonocardiogram - New LP
Brownswood Recordings

Arocena, Daymé - Sonocardiogram - New LP

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The new album from Daymé Arocena is a vivid return to her Havana roots. Backed once again by a killer band of fellow Cuban musicians, the visionary singer, composer and songwriter has stripped everything back to the core. Holding sessions in a simple, repurposed artist’s studio in Havana, Daymé produced the record herself, taking the reins to make “Sonocardiogram” her most raw and arresting outing yet.

Rooted in the rhythms of rumba, the album draws on the island’s intertwined rituals of family, music and religion. Ringing with echoes of the greats, songs nod to the likes of Tito Puente and La Lupe, inspirations which carry the sound of Cuba’s sun-baked, vibrant daily existence. Odes to Santería deities are underscored by the sacred frequencies of the batá drum, translated to be played on a Western drum kit. It’s an intoxicating window into a singular artist’s worldview.

An important voice in Latin music, Daymé has collaborated with influential peers in Cuban music, like Roberto Fonseca, and US heavyweights like Dexter Story and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. From a recent appearance at Primavera Festival, to sold-out tours across Japan and the US, her spectacular live show continues to draw crowds around the world.
released September 6, 2019

Daymé Arocena - Vocals & Backing Vocals
Jorge Luis Lagarza Pérez - Piano, Keys, Vocoder, Backing Vocals
Rafael Aldama Chiroles - Bass
Marcos Morales Valdés - Drums
José Carlos Sánchez - Drums

Daymé Arocena’s work encompasses the rich, diverse musical make-up of the Cuba she grew up in. Rooting her compositions in Cuba’s classic rhythms, she looks outward to the world she’s spent the past two years travelling.

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