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History and Discography of Opus 13

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Gracias a:
Osvaldo Martínez,
Tom Ehrlich, Victor Barrientos

Opus 13 was founded by Joaquín Betancourt in 1980. It had actually been in existence as "Treceto" a group he had at la ENA. Here's a bio page on Betancourt with more info.

Opus 13 was the starting point, or at least a point along the way, for many of timba's most important figures:

Joaquín Betancourt - long-time musical director for Issac, and perhaps even more prolific as an arranger than Ceruto.

Juan Manuel Ceruto - long-time musical director, saxophonist, and arranger for Paulito FG, producer and arranger of Gracias Formell, A puerto padre, and other important efforts, and now a freelance arranger for everyone from Issac to Adalberto to Boni y Kelly.

Paulito FG - singer and leader of one of timba's most important bands.

Mariano "Mena" Pérez - later went on to sing with NG La Banda during their second and third important style periods.

Carlos Caro - winner of the timba.com readers' poll award for best bongosero - now in the SF Bay Area

Emilio Morales - later played piano with Paulito FG and NG La Banda

Tomás "Panga" Ramos - highly respected conguero - played with Paulito, Cubanismo and many others.

Miguel "Angá" Díaz - another great conguero who died tragically in 2006. Angá was a founding member of Opus 13 and stayed with the group until 1987 when he went to Irakere to replace El Niño.

1980: Para una mulata tropical
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Please send us a photo, tracklist and EGREM catalog number!!!!

martes, 22 marzo 2011, 07:32 pm