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  • n. A style of rural Cuban music.


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  • But any real apprehensions dissolved when the musicians began recording the classic Cuban guajira Al Vaiv é n de mi Carreta.

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  • As you might gather from their name, Netherlands-based singer Estrella Acosta and her band play guajira, the countrified version of son popularized in recent years by Compay Segundo and Eliade Ochoa -- though their take on the style is relatively urbane, largely due to Acosta's smooth, sophisticated voice.

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  • Breakbeats shuffle beneath the sly guajira "I Wanna Fly With You," which interpolates a snippet of Roy Ayers's "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," while "Solito me quede" combines elements of cumbia and hip-hop with Levin's acidic electric guitar and Brian Lynch's fiery trumpet.

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  • Their music is a mix of all the styles of Cuban music, including bolero, chachachá, salsa, son montuno, timba, guajira, danzón, rumba and abakua. - Articles related to South Africa Convicts Police Ex-Chief

  • I've always thought of his classic, "Micaela" as a guajira though it's a bit faster in tempo.

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  • I totally forgot to also add: this kind of slow tempo groove is very much similar to son montuno styles (which guajira, if I'm not mistaken, is an outgrowth of).

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  • - named for the structure of the clave beat - played with Afro-Cuban traditions, splicing mambo and guajira with fusion jazz.

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