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Cuba based rap duo, Zona Franka, blends traditional rhythms with the grit and swagger of hip-hop and rap vocal phrasings. Their clever shout choruses create instant tropical dance classics using their unique self-titled "changui con flow" style.

Interview - Ralph Irizarry - April, 2002

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timba.com: Can you give us a brief account of your musical roots and your career prior to joining Seis del Solar?

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timba.com: How did you wind up playing with Rubén Blades?

Ralph Irizarry: (click here for response)

timba.com: As a timbalero, how would you describe the differences in what you did with Seis del Solar, as opposed to the way Salsa was being played at the time?

Ralph Irizarry: (click here for response)

timba.com: What musical projects have you been involved with in New York since Seis del Solar stopped playing regularly.

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timba.com: Moving on to the Issac Delgado project, how was this idea first presented to you?

Ralph Irizarry: (click here for response)

timba.com: Tell us about the recording process in Cuba.

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timba.com: Who were some of the Cubans on the sessions?.

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timba.com: Do you have any anecdotes about the recording sessions and the Cuban musicians?

Ralph Irizarry: (click here for response)

Ralph Irizarry Interviewtimba.com: This is actually Issac's second collaboration with New York musicians, the first being the RMM album "Otra Idea", released in 1997, which also featured Rubén Rodríguez on bass. What's your take on that album and how would you compare that approach to the approach you took with the current collaboration?

Ralph Irizarry: (click here for response)

timba.com: Did you hear any live Timba while you were in Cuba? What is your take in general on the Timba style and the musical differences between Timba and New York style Latin music?

Ralph Irizarry: (click here for response)

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