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by David Virelles

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about

"In all African forms of worship in Cuba, the Fundamento is the root, the principle and the origin of something immaterial. This name is given to all the stones inhabited by the Orishas and to the Nganga pots. Because it is integrated with a god or a spirit, anything that is the object of worship is a Fundamento."

- Lydia Cabrera

"But what is the history of the Americas if not a chronicle of magical realism?

- Alejo Carpentier

credits

released October 9, 2012

David Virelles - piano, harmonium, pump organ, and Wurlitzer organ
Ben Street - acoustic bass
Andrew Cyrille - drums and percussion (cowbells, gongs, maracas, hoe, miscellaneous percussion)

Special guests on "Our Birthright":
Román Filiú - alto and tenor saxophones
Mark Turner - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet

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David Virelles New York, New York

Cuba native, Virelles is the son of musicians. He studied classical music, and was exposed to the large array of musical forms on the island, including jazz. He graduated from the music program at Humber College and studied privately with pianist Barry Harris and has also studied composition with the influential composer Henry Threadgill, which had a deep impact on his personal musical outlook. ... more

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