calixto oviedo on drums

Where timba meets jazz

‘The repertory of Havana': It’s what you can hear tonight at Salsa Under the Stars

Albuquerque Journal -Jun 18, 2015

Master Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo brings a plate full of rhythms from his native country to Albuquerque. Oviedo is known for helping to create the modern Cuban groove known as timba when he was with the Cuban group NG La Banda.

But his own band’s concerts cover a wider range of music.

“It will be the repertory of Havana,” he said in a phone interview from his home in Los Angeles, Calif. “We’re playing son, guaracha, Cuban salsa, Cuban jazz and timba Cubana.” Read more

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