"(R)Evolucion - Jose Conde's 2008 BEST LATIN INDY MUSIC AWARD WINNER" - Jose Conde y Ola Fresca

Jose Conde y Ola Fresca
2008 Best Latin Record - Independent Music Award Winner


Funky Homage to Waves
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  • artist:Jose Conde y Ola Fresca
  • featured artist:Jose Conde
  • region:Caribbean
  • release year:2007
  • style(s):Funk, Latin
  • country:USA
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc),
  • record posted by:Pipiki Records
  • label:Mr Bongo
  • publisher:Blu Iris Music Publishing
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Jose Conde's 2007 record with his band Ola Fresca on the UK label MR BONGO records won BEST LATIN RECORD award in the Independent Music Awards 2008 , opened the door to shows at Montreal Jazzfest, Chicago World Music Fest and many great venues and shows, was featured in compilations by Putumayo and Rough Guide, and won many fans worldwide for Jose Conde. JOSE CONDE is now recording a SOLO record and taking all inquiries for licenses and bookings of the new band and European and World representation at WOMEX. MONDO MUNDO AGENCY books Jose Conde in the US and CANADA

“Sexy and fearless Cuba-centric with great shake your booty grooves.” MONTREAL GAZZETTE

“Brilliant. Thrilling. The groove never stops.” BILLBOARD ALL MUSIC GUIDE

“A heart stopping smorgasbord of sounds that keeps listeners in a diasporic daze” TRACE

“Displaying finesse, subtlety, and respect, Cuban-American Jose Conde evolves beyond the Cuban Revolution to a state of harmonic coexistence across conventions.” TIME OUT NEW YORK

“(R)Evolucion busts past musical boundaries and makes listeners get up and dance. It will have you shaking that booty, for sure.” NEW YORK POST

“José Conde displays a singer-songwriter's individuality and trademark whimsy that stretches broadly across multiple styles that makes complete historical and musical sense and is utterly swinging.” BOSTON GLOBE

“Conde’s vocal understatement is unusual. He formulates an Afro-Cuban music with an emphasis on songs with characters, wordplay and mild social ideas and brings together son, with New Orleans funk, Nigerian Afrobeat, James Brown rhythms, Haitian compas, New York City boogaloo and even jam-band stuff.” NEW YORK TIMES

“A deep work of art that is poetic, sexy, multi-lingual, multi-generational, proudly analog, fearlessly hybrid, and above all fun.” LATIN BEAT

“Looking back to the tradition and experimentation of Ray Barretto or Irakere with an ear towards the future, Jose Conde y Ola Fresca deliver high energy.” NEW YORK FREE PRESS

“A funky Afro Cuban gem. Fun to listen and/or dance to. Your feet will tap to these rhythms long after the music has stopped.” BOSTON POST GAZZETTE