Perhaps you haven’t heard…Atabal’s latest

https://youtu.be/QVru7rWrOQs

Atabal establishes itself with Perhaps Perhaps….yes a well known song by Cuban Osvaldo Farre first sung by Bobby Capo in the 40s.

Atabal’s version has Caymmi Rodríguez’s musical sense and in keeping with the group’s origins of experimenting with sounds and rhythms.

Atabal has been around since 1983 when Héctor Rodríguez and 3 other percussionists organized it. Caymmi is Héctor’s son. Singer, songwriter, percussionist and now full-time director.

In this remake of Quizás Quizás, the rhythm played by the Puerto Rican Bomba drums is Cuembe and Hoyo Mula, the timbas (conga drums) are Cuban Son and Rumba, while the bass and piano do their thing in Jamaican reggae.

This mixture of rhythms isn’t new to Atabal it’s a continuation of what they do adding in an urban vibe to the fusion. Previous recordings 2020/21 that follow this stage of the group are: Bajamos Duro and Ondea Bandera- also on YouTube and other social media sites.

Percussionist and singer Amarylis “Ama” Ríos is featured here. She is well known for her all female group Emina and as percussionist/director for Tego Calderón.

Caymmi Rodríguez and Ama Ríos during recent live. Photo by Luis “Cabe” Benitez
Amor Communications

Fallece el fundador de Atabal

https://www.claridadpuertorico.com/de-un-solo-golpe/?amp&__twitter_impression=true#

Velatorio de Héctor Rodríguez “Atabal”

La familia del músico, compositor, escritor y fundador del grupo Atabal, Héctor Rodríguez Medina, desea informar que el velatorio se llevará a cabo este martes 24 de noviembre en la Funeraria Buxeda en Hato Rey. Debido al COVID-19, los horarios y capacidad serán de la siguiente manera:

3pm – 4pm – Espacio solamente para la familia

4pm – 6pm – Espacio para amigos y público en general

Solo un máximo de 24 personas en la Capilla

6pm – 7pm – Estará disponible el Salón de Actos Ecuménicos para que sus amigos músicos puedan expresarse

https://youtu.be/ytat36ATMwM

@atabalpr La familia solicita que no se envíen flores. Si su corazón lo siente, puede hacer un donativo a www.healthwellfoundation.org a nombre de Héctor Rodríguez Medina. También agradece todas las muestras de cariño y elogios para este gran propulsor de la cultura puertorriqueña.

Héctor Rodriguez Medina mejor conocido como Héctor Atabal