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Taumbú  
Taumbú, a native of South Central Los Angeles, has over 30 years experience as a bandleader, producer, arranger, composer and teacher. Of African-American descent, Taumbú has spent most of his adult life living in both Mexico and the U.S. His band, Taumbú International Ensemble, is one of the most under recognized yet well respected Latin Music groups in the Los Angeles area. They have performed at such venues as the World Jazz Festival in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, The Santa Barbara International Jazz Festival, The Tortola International Jazz Festival in the Virgin Islands, and San Diego's famed "Street Scene."

Taumbú has recorded with Jazz great Horace Tapscott, and his first CD, Song to the Ancestors, has received tremendous critical acclaim, rising to #10 in the Midwest U.S. The title track of the CD was also featured on the sound track for the documentary, Masters of Invention. The Taumbú International Ensemble's newest CD, Encantado, features eight incredible tracks of son, flamenco, blues, bolero and afro-cuban / afro-latin jazz. It also features stunning performances by Felicidad (lead vocals) and over 20 talented jazz musicians.

Encantado

This newest album from the Taumbú International Ensemble features eight incredible tracks of son, flamenco, blues, bolero and afro-cuban / afro-latin jazz. It also features stunning performances by Felicidad (lead vocals) and over 20 talented jazz musicians.
Track List
  • El Moro (Flamenco Jazz)
  • Tin Tin Deo (Son-Jazz)
  • Ya Ya Bo (Jazz Comparsa)
  • Obanlaese (Afro-Cuban Jazz)
  • Tabú (Afro-Latin Jazz)
  • Lagrimas Negras (Bolero-Son)
  • Mary Lou (Blues Güajiro)
  • Encantado (Mystic-Jazz)

Song to the Ancestors

The Taumbú International Ensemble's, Song to the Ancestors, has received tremendous critical acclaim, rising to #10 in the Midwest U.S. The title track of the CD was featured on the sound track for the documentary, Masters of Invention.
Track List
  • Song to the Ancestors
  • Cabildo de Oya
  • Little Desert Fairy Princess
  • Mayambé
  • Merci Bon Dieu
  • Por Eso Canto
  • Lito's Son
  • Peace in the Middle East