31.05.13 : Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son – Y Que Tu Quieres Que Te Den

Good day my friends!

If I had to choose one favorite Salsa artist, or even one favorite Cuban salsa or Timba artist, it would be very difficult for me… there are so many great and wonderful ones I can just listen to for hours without end, enjoying every moment… but one thing is for sure – one of these artists would be el caballero del son – Adalberto Alvarez.

If you want to get to know more about the artist, refer to my previous post on Adalberto:


So today, I present you an Afro Cuban Timba song, which is also a title of a whole album – y que tu quieres que te den.
This is a song about Los Orishas, the gods (or divine spirits) of the Yoruba, one of the African tribes from which many black Cubans have their heritage stemming from.
There is a while pantheon of these deities, and a rich mythology as well, but most importantly for us, a whole musical and dance culture behind each and every spirit, which has a lot of influence upon Cuban music.

So, here it is, a fine, colorful clip, which tells about the Orishas in quite great detail.
Also, this 11 and a half minute song is quit a fun challenge for all of you dancers out there 🙂


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