Uncategorized — January 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm

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, 7) 


Jason Moran piano (1) 

Val Jeanty sound design, DJ (1, 8) 

Gema Corredera coro (4, 5, 6, 8) 

Ishmael Reed poetry (6) 

Produced by: Yosvany Terry

Recording Engineer: Maxim Ross

Mixing Engineer: Maxim Ross

Mastering Engineer: Dave Kutch

Executive producer: Gary Galimidi

Graphic Design: Dayne Dupree 

Photo: Laura Razzano

Illustrations: Bobby Carcassés

Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY.

All compositions by Yosvany Terry except for “Ileré” by Dean Badarou/Yosvany Terry.

This recording is dedicated to the memory of my padrino (godfather) Mario Rodríguez “Maño.” Without him, this music would not have been possible. Also to my parents, Lidia and Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, and family for their support since the first musical dream I ever had, and to the memory of my brother Yoel Terry and of Felix “Pupy” Insua, who was part of this journey from the beginning. Thanks to Jim Nadel and Catherine Conway for believing in the importance of documenting the Arará culture in Cuba. Incredible gratitude to all of the musicians who are part of this recording: Yunior, Osmany, Pedro, Román, Sandy, Dominick, Justin and Dean, and to Jason Moran, Val Jeanty, Gema Corredera and Ishmael Reed. Thanks to everybody in the Systems Two family and especially to Nancy and Maxim, and to Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Gary Galimidi for creating the opportunity to expose this music to the world. Thanks to Mecu, Oscar Rodríguez, the big family of the Cabildo Sabalú de Matanzas, Diane Sanchez, John Santos, Ned Sublette, and everyone who has been involved with this recording project . . .

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