Eliades Ochoa

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Eliades Ochoa
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Ochoa performing live May 2009
Photo: Juan Gonzales Andres
Background information
Born (1946-06-22) 22 June 1946 (age 70)
Songo – La Maya, Cuba
Genres Latin jazz, salsa
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, tres
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts Cuarteto Patria
Website http://www.eliadesochoaofficial.com/

Eliades Ochoa (born 22 June 1946) is a Cuban guitarist and singer from Loma de la Avispa, Songo La Maya in the east of the country near Santiago de Cuba.[1]

He began playing the guitar when he was six and in 1978 he was invited to join Cuarteto Patria, a group founded in 1939, as its leader. Although he looks like a guajiro, and he still wears his trademark cowboy hat, his roots are in the son, and he only agreed to take on the role of leader if he was allowed to introduce new elements to the repertoire. He plays the guitar, tres and also a variant of the guitar, with two additional strings. His involvement with the Buena Vista Social Club and the Wim Wenders film of the same name (1999), has led him to worldwide fame.

In 2010 he recorded an album with a number of Cuban and Malian musicians, including Toumani Diabaté, titled AfroCubism.[2]

Discography[edit]

1980 Harina de maíz criolla

1980 Son de Oriente

1982 María Cristina me quiere gobernar

1989 Chanchaneando con Compay Segundo

1993 A una coqueta

1993 Se soltó un león

1992 La parranda del Teror con el Cuarteto Patria

1995 La trova de Santiago de Cuba. ¡Ay, mamá, qué bueno!

1996 Eliades Ochoa y el Cuarteto Patria

1996 Buena Vista Social Club

1996 CubÁfrica

1998 Cuidadito Compay gallo...que llegó el perico

1999 Continental Drifter

1999 Sublime Ilusión

2000 Grandes éxitos de Eliades Ochoa

2000 Tributo al Cuarteto Patria

2002 Estoy como nunca

2004 Un guajiro sin fronteras

2005 Las 5 leyendas

2010 AfroCubism

2011 Un Bolero Para Ti

2011 Mi guitarra canta

2011 Eliades y la Banda del Jigüe

2012 Lo más reciente de Eliades Ochoa

2014 El Eliades que Soy

2015 Lost and Found

2016 Los años no determinan

Collaborations[edit]

1996 Manu Dibango, CD CubÁfrica

1996 Bévinda, CD Hasta siempre comandante

1998 Cyrius Martínez, CD De Santiago a Baracoa

1999 Charlie Musselwhite, CD Continental Drifter

1999 Hermanas Ferrín, CD Mi linda guajira

1999 Moncho (Ramón Calabuch Batista), CD Quédate conmigo

2000 Luis Eduardo Aute, CD Mira que eres canalla Aute!

2001 Jarabe de palo, CD De vuelta y vuelta

2004 Blof Umoja, CD Umoja

2010 Buena Fe, CD Pi 3,14

2010 William Vivianco, CD El mundo está cambiao

2011 Enrique Bunbury, CD Cantinas

2011 Lia (Ofelia), CD Lia, océano de amor

2013 David Blanco, CD Amigos

2013 Bob Dylan, CD From another world

2014 Pupy y los que son son (César Pedroso), CD Sin límites

2016 María Ochoa, CD Guajira más Guajira

References[edit]

  1. ^ alternatively, in Mayarí. Leymarie, Isabelle 2002. Cuban fire: the story of salsa and Latin jazz. Continuum, London; orig. publ. Paris 1997. p257
  2. ^ Afrocubism

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