Friday, June 29, 2007

Contest: Win a José Conde CD!

Several weeks ago we mentioned about José Conde y la Ola Fresca - a New York-based group that plays funky, catchy Latin music. The group recently released a new CD entitled “(R)evolucion” which has received several positive reviews such as the following from the Boston Globe:

Cuban-American vocalist José Conde is both the lead singer and writer of the arrangements for his New York City-based band, Ola Fresca. That helps explain how the 14 tracks on the band's eclectic new album, "Revolucion," can at once honor the propulsive requirements of the Afro-Cuban form while displaying, in their lyrics and musical choices, a singer-songwriter's individuality and trademark whimsy.”

World Music Central highlights the musical variety in “(R)evolucion”:

Afro-Cuban vocal phrasing and conga rhythms fit naturally within funk drum, guitar, and horn accents. Cuban music, funk, and consequently Conde’s music are all in “clave.” Afro-Cuban conga, shékere, and bongo are juxtaposed with funk drums, guitar, and B-3 organ to create something new yet rooted in tradition.”

Want to hear “(R)evolucion”? Well you’re in luck because we’re holding a contest where you can win a free copy of “(R)evolucion”. All you need to do is send is an e-mail message correctly answering this question:

  • On August 9th José Conde y la Ola Fresca will be in concert in New York City. What two other bands will be playing at that concert?

Send us your reply to before July 10th. The first correct message we select randomly will be the winner. (Only one entry per e-mail address, please).

Good luck to the contestants and many thanks to José Conde for helping us out!

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