Atabal no es moda es tradición… música afro boricua y caribeña

At”a*bal\, n. [Sp. atabal – significa tambor

Hoy día, ya contando con 36 años, los barriles y panderos mantienen el toque auténtico a la bomba y plena – pero el brass, el bajo y el piano redondean el sonido y le permiten a Atabal abordar la música afrocaribeña con otras perspectivas…pero manteniendo la percusión como eje principal.

En el 2018 Atabal lanzó el EP Yo Soy Atabal que incluye 3 bombas: Yo Soy Atabal, Hasta Que Amanezca y Tu Hechizo.  También se destacan 3 plenas:  Me Dirás Que Sí, Dime San Sebastián y Bajamos Duro. Todas son el resultado de la unión de  las mentes creativas de Caymmi Rodríguez y David Marrero con el apoyo musical de miembros de la banda  Gionell Rivera, Ivan Pérez, Raúl Rosario y otros. 

Atabal continuará creando repertorio original y colaborando con otros compositores. Sigue experimentando y ensayando para presentar lo mejor de sí con mucho respeto al público.

ATABAL is not a Fad it’s tradition

Grupo ATABAL (or just ATABAL) plays Afro Puerto Rican music emphasizing plena and bomba. Over 35 years performing, the last 6 years mainly under the direction of Caymmi Rodriguez, singer, percussionist and songwriter. Héctor Rodriguez’s son, has crafted the group’s most recent sound – traditional bomba/plena but with a modern pop sound.

In 2014 Atabal joined forces with David Marrero and produced the single Me dirás que sí. This adventure has led to an EP titled Yo Soy Atabal that includes Hasta Que Amanezca, Tu Hechizo, Dime San Sebastian and, the most recent, Bajamos Duro. Each song has a YouTube video .

HÉCTOR RODRÍGUEZ

Better known as “Héctor Atabal” is one of four musicians that started Atabal over 35 years ago. Mainly a Latin percussionist, Héctor also plays Brazilian percussion. In addition to giving Atabal its original musical concept and sound, he has accompanied well known local and international singers. Having just had a bone marrow transplant, he has taken a break as musician but continues to work behind the scenes.

Caymmi Rodríguez is the lead singer, percusionist and Hector’s son. He has come up through the ranks working his way from bandboy to backline chorus until becoming the lead singer and group musical administrator.

Before playing and singing with Atabal he played and sang with Paracumbé, Tamboricua , Tambuyé and many other bomba and plena groups.

Atabal helps promote activities for children with autism through Golitos a nonprofit organization that helps autistic children through soccer.

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1 Comment

  1. Saludos Cacica . Gracias por las fotos y artículo en la reciente edición de tu revista.
    Te envié el mp3 de nuestro sencillo Hasta que amanezca. para que lo puedas bajar. Espero te guste porque se hizo con amor.

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