“New Throned King” nominated for 2015 Grammy!

“New Throned King” nominated for 2015 Grammy!

  Listen to Yosvany’s wonderful  5Passion release here….Enjoy!   Yosvany Terry to release a new album entitled “New Throned King” on the 5Passion label!

Yosvany Terry Records “New Throned King” for 5Passion Records

Yosvany Terry Records “New Throned King” for 5Passion Records

Yosvany Terry to release a new album entitled “New Throned King” on the 5Passion label!  This exciting new offering will be released in the Spring of 2014 in standard and high-definition audio formats. “I feel very fortunate to join ‘5Passion’, a place where truly inspiring Art is breath through its Walls”. 5Passion also has the most extraordinary personnel and human beings […]

Ye-de-gbe – The Musicians – Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

Ye-de-gbe – The Musicians – Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

  The Musicians of Ye-de-gbe are well versed in different styles of music, but they also understand the Arará tradition from the perspective of the practitioner of Afro-Cuban religion, so they’re able to place the music on the correct spiritual plane. My brother Yunior Terry provides the fat beats that inspire dancers. He acts as a bridge between the long line […]

Ye-de-gbe – The Drums- Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

Ye-de-gbe – The Drums- Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

  The core of the sound of YE-DÉ-GBÉ is a set of Arará drums that I commissioned from drum-maker Gilberto Morales in Matanzas and brought back to New York. From large to small, they’re called the yonofó, which is the lead drum, the apitlí, and the wewé. There is another drum, called the akotó, which has the largest diameter and […]

Ye-de-gbe – The Compostions – Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

Ye-de-gbe – The Compostions – Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

      1) Reuniendo la Nación (Bringing the Nation Together) is based on the toque de la nación, also called the toque de la tiñosa. That’s the drum pattern you do at the end of the ceremonies, when everybody’s dancing in the cabildo with the flag of the cabildo, the flag that represents who they are. They dance in […]

Ye-de-gbe – Credits- Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

Ye-de-gbe – Credits- Illustration by Bobby Carcassés

  Yosvany Terry “Sobo Jain” saxes, chekeré, wewé (5), coro  Osmany Paredes piano  Yunior Terry “Afra Jun” bass, coro  Pedro Martínez “Eshu Ni” lead vocalist, apitlí  Sandy Pérez “Oya Ladde” yonofó, akotó (1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10)  Román Díaz “Asia Aña Bi” wewé, coro  Dominick Kanza guitar (2, 3, 9, 10)  Justin Brown drumset (all tracks except 1, 4, […]