Diaz, Miguel "Anga" / Echu Mingua
Album: Echu Mingua   Collection:World
Artist:Diaz, Miguel "Anga"   Added:Feb 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-26 Pull Date: 2006-04-30 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 23 Apr 16 Apr 9 Apr 2 Mar 12 Mar 5
Airplays: 1 1 3 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 11, 2022: At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from May 10, 2017)
Conga Carnaval
4. Apr 11, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
A Love Supreme
2. May 10, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Conga Carnaval
5. Apr 07, 2006: No Cover, No Memory
A Love Supreme
3. Apr 17, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Tume Tume
6. Apr 04, 2006: Blues at the Cafe Bohemian
Conga Carnaval

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-02-22
This Cuban percussionist (co-founder of Irakere) blends Latin jazz with hip-hop, African rhythms, turntables, and various other sounds. His debut album as a bandleader is seriously cool. It’s a glorious mix, spiced up with guests like Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez, Baba Sissoko, and Dee Nasty. Along the way he covers Coltrane & Monk. Sophisticated music that deserves a pitcher of martinis and more than a few hits of the “repeat” button. I love it all – play it, play it all!

1. Short, like a band tuning up. Percussion, unclear vox. Can go into 2
2. Starts mid w/distant vox/perc. Turntables & more perc/piano.
3. Way cool mid. danzon. Afro-Cuban jazz for the 21st century.
4. Upbeat blend of Cuba & Mali featuring perc, vocals, sound effects.
5. A sexy groove w/great piano/perc. Relaxed, serious seduction.
6. Mid/up Latin jazz perc jam w/ subtle underlying turntables.
7. Trio (bass/flute/congas). Relaxed w/a serious improve feel. Cool.
8. A Monk classic w/congas instead of piano. Strings. Too short.
9. Short drum jam. Fast, can go right into 10.
10. Upbeat, quirky & so cool. Piano/strings/perc/bandoneon. Yum!
11. Fast blend of turntables/perc/flute/bass. Nice energy, great sound.
12. Fast, hot party song. Horns/vox/perc. Crazy energy. Dance!
13. A street sort of carnival sound. Midtempo w/nice call-response.

Track Listing
1. San Juan Y Martinez   7. Dracula Simon
2. Rezos   8. Round Midnight
3. Pueblo Nuevo   9. Jerry's Tune
4. Tume Tume   10. Oda Maratima
5. A Love Supreme   11. Freeform
6. Grandinga Mondongo Sandunga   12. Conga Carnaval
  13. Closing