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Orquesta Akokán is a deeply soulful mambo ensemble straight out of Cuba. Signed to famed Brooklyn label Daptone Records, the band’s high energy music is both thrilling and timeless.



Images of Orquesta Akokán by Larry Hirshowitz

Orquesta Akokan

Orquesta Akokan

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CREDITS

Musicians:
Jose “Pepito” Gomez – Lead Vocals
Cesar Lopez – Alto Saxophone / Flute
Jamil Schery – Tenor Saxophone
Evaristo Denis – Baritone Saxophone
Harold Madrigal – Trumpet
Reinaldo “Molote” Melian – Trumpet
Yoandy Argudin – Trombone
Jacob Plasse – Tres Guitar/ Producer 
Michael Eckroth – Piano / Composer
David Faya – Bass
Roberto Jr Vizcaino Torre – Percussion (Conga)
Reinier Mendoza – Percussion (Bongo)

Technical support:
Mario Diaz – Recording Engineer
Danya Bloom – Sound Intern

Host:
Jason Bentley

Producers:
Rachel Reynolds

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