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Pancho Kinto: Omo aña, hijo del tambor, por Elsie Carbó, 1994

Discography

Pancho Quinto: a rumbero from Havana

Pancho Quinto is a master of the bata, the Yoruba ceremonial drum, as well as of the quinto, the lead drum used in the rumba, which has its roots in the Cross River Delta among the Efik and the Efo.

Interviewed on his '98 tour to the US, Pancho said: " I play a polyrhythmic rumba. I never go outside the Cuban rumba, and I play that perfectly, but I add to it, as if I had a whole drum set in my hands. And I play many instruments, like cajon [wooden box], bata, bells." Recent album: "En el Solar la Cueva del Humo," with Round World.

Quinto continues to pay bata at toques and his group is called Añagi: "this is the name of my saint in the Yoruba religion. He is a boy, a mischievous boy, but he's good, and I love him a lot and respect him.

Pancho Quinto is pleased by the reception he got on his '98 American tour and speaks happily of the collaboration with Bellita, a young pop-jazz pianist who trades songs with him and sometimes sings along on his numbers. At 65, Quinto is becoming famous: " I have played all my life. I worked on the docks, but I always lived with the music and never left it. I taught other groups that traveled and became famous, but I kept on working, as a modest person, more as a teacher than a performer. " Quinto was in the US several years ago with Yoruba Andabo, a group known for its rumba and strong Congo music.

"I never wanted to be famous, but now that I am old, now my destiny wants to make me famous. But I don't care about that. I don't want to be Nat King Cole or anybody. I am just a humble man, playing for my people, for Cuba, and for all the people of Latin America and all over the world."

Pancho Quinto toured the US in '99 with Jazz musician Jane Bunnett and Spirit of Havana. He is touring the US again in the summer of 2000 with this same group.   See their page on AfroCubaWeb: Spirit of Havana 

Schedule (updated 11/4/00)

SEP 9-10 Guelph, Ontario, CANADA GUELPH JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEP 17 Lake George, NY LAKE GEORGE JAZZ WEEKEND
SEP 24 Harrisburg, PA HARRISBURG HILTON (for CPFJ)
OCT 3 Boston, MA SCULLERS
OCT 28 San Francisco, CA SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL
in Ghiradelli Square
OCT 29 Seattle, WA EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
at On the Boards
NOV 3-4 Ann Arbor, MI BIRD of PARADISE
NOV 8 Toledo, OH MURPHY'S
NOV 9 Yellow Springs, OH ANTIOCH COLLEGE
NOV 10 Chicago, IL HOT HOUSE
NOV 19 Hollywood, FL HOLLYWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL
JAN 26 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA TBA
with WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(updated 8/7/00)

For 2000, again touring with Jane Bunnett, Spirit of Havana, and Lucumi (updated 6/16/00)
(
see http://www.marsjazz.com/janeb.html for updates)

2000
JULY 15 Richmond, VA THE BIG GIG
JULY 16 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA OTTAWA JAZZ FESTIVAL
JULY 22 Killaloe, Ontario, CANADA KILLALOE ARTS FESTIVAL
AUG 5 Erie, PA ERIE JAZZ FESTIVAL
AUG 6 Litchfield, CT LITCHFIELD JAZZ FESTIVAL
AUG 7-8 Bethlehem, PA MUSIKFEST
AUG 10 Washington, DC BLUES ALLEY
AUG 25 Cleveland, OH NIGHTTOWN
AUG 26 Louisville, KY JAZZ in CENTRAL PARK
SEP 9-10 Guelph, Ontario, CANADA GUELPH JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEP 17 Lake George, NY LAKE GEORGE JAZZ WEEKEND
SEP 24 Harrisburg, PA HARRISBURG HILTON (for CPFJ)
OCT 28 San Francisco, CA SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL
in Ghiradelli Square
OCT 29 Seattle, WA EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
NOV 8 Toledo, OH MURPHY'S
NOV 9 Yellow Springs, OH ANTIOCH COLLEGE
NOV 10 Chicago, IL HOT HOUSE
NOV 19 Hollywood, FL HOLLYWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

MAY 19 Charleston, WV WELLINGTON'S
JUNE 3-4 Detroit, MI SERENGETI BALLROOM
JUNE 6-11 New York City SWEET BASIL

 

1999 Tour with Spirit of Havana and Lucumi (updated 8/28/99)

Lucumi is a 16 year old prodigy from Havana who works with Pancho.  Spirit of Havana is a group based in Canada with Jane Bunnett on flute, Hilario Duran on piano and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez on percussion. Check out their web site through their agent, Mars Jazz.

Date

City

State

Venue

09/03/99 Detroit MI Detroit Jazz Festival
09/06/99 Yellow Springs OH Antioch College
09/08/99 New York NY Jazz Standard
09/09/99 New York NY Jazz Standard
09/10/99 New York NY Jazz Standard
09/11/99 New York NY Jazz Standard
09/12/99 New York NY Jazz Standard
09/14/99 Boston MA Sculler's

As of 7/2

Date

City

State

Place

07/02/99

Philadelphia

PA

Zanzibar Blue

07/03/99

Philadelphia

PA

Zanzibar Blue

07/04/99

Washington

DC

Freedom Festival

07/11/99

The Hague

Netherland

North Sea Jazz Festival

07/14/99

Pori

Finland

Pori Jazz Festival

07/15/99

Pori

Finland

Pori Jazz Festival

07/16/99

Pori

Finland

Pori Jazz Festival

07/17/99

Pori

Finland

Pori Jazz Festival

07/20/99

Oakland

CA

Yoshi's

07/21/99

Oakland

CA

Yoshi's

07/22/99

Oakland

CA

Yoshi's

07/23/99

Chicago

IL

Hot House

07/24/99

Columbus

OH

Jazz & Rib Festival

07/25/99

San Diego

CA

World Beat Center

07/28/99

Culver City

CA

Jazz Bakery

07/29/99

Culver City

CA

Jazz Bakery

07/30/99

Culver City

CA

Jazz Bakery

07/31/99

Culver City

CA

Jazz Bakery

08/01/99

Culver City

CA

Jazz Bakery

08/05/99

Winnipeg

MB

Pan American Pavilion

08/18/99

Flint

MI

Flint Jazz Festival

08/22/99

Toronto

ON

Canadian National Exhib.

08/26/99

Willisau

Switzerland

Jazz Festival Willisau

09/03/99

Detroit

MI

Detroit Jazz Festival

09/06/99

Yellow Springs

OH

Antioch College

09/08/99

New York

NY

Jazz Standard

09/09/99

New York

NY

Jazz Standard

09/10/99

New York

NY

Jazz Standard

09/11/99

New York

NY

Jazz Standard

09/12/99

New York

NY

Jazz Standard

09/14/99

Boston

MA

Sculler's


Discography

El Callejon De Los Rumberos
Discmedi - Pancho Quinto
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En El Solarla Cueva Del Humo
Tonga - Yoruba Andabo
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VA-Cuba-I Am Time : Cuba-I Am Time - 4 album set

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Date: 07/29/97
Producer: Jack O'Neil
Label: BLUE JACKEL
Genre: International
Number of Discs: 4
Mono/Stereo: Stereo
Studio/Live: Studio
Category: Cuban
CUBA: I AM TIME consists of 4 separate discs labeled CUBAN INVOCATIONS, CANTAR EN CUBA, BAILAR EN CUBA and CUBANO JAZZ. Many of these selections are from rare and out-of-print albums taken from the private collection of Alan Boss and the archives of Egrem, Cuba's state-run record label. Included is an illustrated 112-page booklet consisting of notes, interviews and track-by-track annotations.

Digitally remastered by Gene Paul.

CUBA: I AM TIME was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package - Boxed and for Best Historical Album.

 

Disc 1

01.  El Sinsonte - Pancho Quinto Y Su Grupo Anag7
02.  Obatala - Merceditas valdes
03.  La Voz Del Congo - Clave y Guaguanco
04.  Chach - Los Munequitos De Matanzas
05.  Yemaya - Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba
06.  Papa Aggun - Celeste Mendoza Y Los Papines
07.  Santa Barbara (Que Viva Chango!) - Celina Gonzalez


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8.  Con Su Pin, Pin, Pin - Comparsa San Agustin
09.  Bata Rhythm - Various Artists
10.  Osain - Merceditas Valdes Y El Grupo De Jose Maria Vitier
11.  Chivo Que Rompe Tambo - Bola De Nieve
12.  Soy Todo - Juan Formell y Los Van Van
13.  Assokere (Canto a Eleggua) - Sintesis
Disc 2
01.  Arolla Cubano - Maria Teresa Vera
02.  Mamita Cambia - Miguelito Valdes
03.  Saoco - Celeste Mendoza
04.  Yo Si Tumbo Cana - Cuarteto d'Aida
05.  Guajira Guantanamera - Joseito Fernandez
06.  Son De La Loma - Trio Matamoros
07.  Maria Cristina - Nico Saquito
08.  El Verdulero - Paulina Alvarez
09.  El Diablo Tun Tun - Miguelito Cuni
10.   Ritmo Pilon - Pacho Alonso
11.  Y Manana Me Caso Contigo - Conjunto Roberto Fax
12.  Drume Negrita - Merceditas Valdes
13.  Yayabo - Tito Gomez Con La Orquesta Riverside
14.  Sabanas Blancas - Gerardo Alfonso
15.  Mariposa - Pedro Luis Ferrer
16.  Identidad - Pablo Milanes
17.  A Bayamo En Coche - Alberto Alverez Y Son 14
18.  Pa que te Salves - Issac Delgado y Su Orquesta
Disc 3
01.  Que Bueno Baila Usted - Beny More
02.  Rumba Caliente - Elio Reve Y Su Charangon
03.  Iliana Quiere Chocolate - Pello Afrokan
04.  Echale Salsita - Septeto Nacional De Ignacio Pineiro
05.  Tres Lindas Cubanas - sexteto Habanero
06.  Pare Cochero - Orchestra Aragon
07.  Sociedad Antonio Maceo - Isreal Lopez 'Cachao'
08.  Mulatica Revoltosa - Arcano Y Sus Maravillas
09.  Adivinalo - Arsenio Rodriguez
10.  Oye El Carbonero - Chappottin Y Miguelito Cuni
11.  Que Sorpresa! - Juan Formell Y Los Van Van
12.  Recordando Al Sonero - Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son
13.  La Bruja, Camara - Jose Luis Cortes Y NG La Banda
14.  La Bola - Manolin El Medico De La Salsa
15.  Se Te Fue La Mano - Issac Delgado Y Su Orquesta
Disc 4
01.  Mambo - Mario Bauza
02.  Descarga Numero Dos - Chico O'Farrill
03.  Juana Mil Ciento - Irakere
04.  Nueva Vision - Emiliano Salvador
05.  Bemba'e Cuchara/Spoon Lips - Cachao
06.  Tumbao De Coqueta - Jesus Alemany
7.  Bobre Un Canto A Eleggua - Grupo Afro-Cuba
08.  Parraga - Orlando Valle "Maraca"
09.  El Noticiero - Los Terry
10.  Woody'n You - Gonzalo Rubalcaba
11.  Montuno - Steve Coleman w/AfroCuba De Matanzas

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Links

Jane Bunnett and Spirit of Havana
http://www.marsjazz.com/janeb.html


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