“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
. What two other bands will be playing at that concert? New York City
Send us your reply to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!