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Orgánico y Medicinal: Totin "Arará" Agosto y La Liga Rumbera

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Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

4048 West Armitage Avenue

Chicago, IL 60639

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For its yearly celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center brings a group of Puerto Rico's top rumberos to pay tribute to Totin "Arará" Agosto. Known extensively in the island's Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban music circles, Agosto has been singing, and composing rumbas, bombas and plenas for decades with groups like Los Majaderos de Cachete Maldonado, Rumbaraza, La Liga Rumbera and Yuba Iré.

After serious health complications in recent years, including the difficult period after Hurricane María, Totin is back, stronger than ever. His life story is one of redemption and resilience. Rumba is his cure, giving an appropriate title to his first solo album: "Orgánico y Medicinal" (Organic and Medicinal).

This historic album includes 7 original compositions by Totin Agosto and two classics.

Produced by Discos Omó Ifá (Beto Torrens y Rafael Maya) Orgánico y Medicinal came to fruition after three live recording sessions at Pasillo Sonoro in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico with the help of sound engineer Antonio Caraballo.

Produced by: EGBE Records (Alberto "Beto" Torrens y Rafael "Rafa" Maya)
Executive Producer: Alberto "Beto" Torrens
Co-producer: Charley Rivas
Recorded at Pasillo Sonoro, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico (April and May 2018)
Engineer: Antonio Caraballo
Post-production: The J Room, Miami, Fla. by José Javier "JJ" Freire
Mix: The Hit Factory Criteria Studios, Miami, Fla. y 181 Studios, Miami, Fla.
Mix Engineer: Omar Vivoni
Mastering: Steve Kadison, NY
Photo: Frank Elías
Cover art: Alberto "Beto" Torrens
Personel:
Alberto Gallardo, Axel D Rodriguez, Anthony Sierra, Beto Torrens, Diego Centeno, Charley Rivas, Federico Delgado Trinidad, Felipe Febres Rivera Jr, Hector Calderon, Johnny Frías, Joksan Ramos, Jose Javier Freire, Omar "Pipo" Sánchez, Rafael Maya, Sara Cristina, Tito Rodriguez

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