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Daymé Arocena Returns With Afro-Cuban Jazz Album 'Cubafonía'

Afro-Cuban jazz singer Daymé Arocena announces her upcoming album, 'Cubafonía,' and shares its lead single "Mambo Na' Mà."

Afro-Cuban jazz powerhouse, Daymé Arocena, returns with her sophomore album Cubafonía, set for release in March of next year.


The album is a follow-up to last year's highly-acclaimed debut Nueva Era, which garnered the Cuban-born artist rightful praise within the contemporary jazz scene, and beyond.

Arocena released her One Takes EP earlier this year with the lead single "Gods of Yoruba," a track which highlighted the singer's rich spiritual heritage and showcased her robust vocal capabilities. Her voice proves equally moving on her latest single "Mambo Na' Mà."

The three-and-a-half minute track merges Cuban mambo and New Orleans' big band jazz to deliver a high-energy arrangement of lively horns and scat improvisations. Its spirited rhythms come just in time for holiday listening.

Hear "Mambo Na' Mà" and see the full tracklist for Cubafonía below.

Cubafonía Tracklist:

1. Eleggua

2. La Rumba me llamo yo

3. Lo que fue

4. Maybe Tomorrow

5. Negra Caridad

6. Mambo Na’ Mà

7. Cómo

8. Todo por Amor*

9. Ángel

10. It’s Not Gonna Be Forever

11. Valentine

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