Irakere

Also known as Conjunto Instrumental Los Irakere, Иракере, Groupe Irakere, Grupo Irakere, Gruppo Irakere, Iraquere, Los Irakeres
Members of Irakere: Adalberto Lara, Anga Diaz, Armando Cuervo, Arturo Sandoval, Bernardo García, Carlos Averhoff, Carlos Barbón, Carlos del Puerto, Carlos Emilio Morales, César López, Chucho Valdés, Enrique Plá, Germán Velazco, Jesus Valdes, Jorge Alfonso, Jorge Reyes (2), Jorge Varona, Juan Munguia, Julio Padron, Mayra Caridad Valdes, Miguel "Angá" Díaz, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Oscar Valdés, Paquito D'Rivera, Roman Filiu
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irakere, http://www.whosampled.com/Irakere/, http://www.allmusic.com/artist/irakere-mn0000772830

Discography of Irakere:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Yemayá 7 Audio 1998 Blue Note
2 Chekeré Son 6 Audio 1981 Milestone Records
3 Irakere 5 Audio 1979
4 2 8 Audio 1980 Columbia
5 Live In Sweden 7 Audio 1981 A Disc
6 Catalina 6 Audio 1986 Messidor
7 Chekere 8 Audio 1976
8 Grupo Irakere 8 Audio 1974 Areito
9 Grupo Irakere 8 Audio 1978 Areito
10 Exuberancia 9 Audio 1989 Ronnie Scott's Jazz House
11 Irakere 8 Audio 1978 Ariola
12 Misa Negra 4 Audio 1991 Messidor
13 Cuba Libre 6 Audio 1980 JVC
14 El Coco 5 Audio 1982 JVC
15 Chekere-Son (Best Of Irakere 1978/80) 13 Audio 2003 Vampi Soul
16 Grupo Irakere 8 Audio Areito
17 Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional 2 Audio 1983 Areito
18 Tierra En Trance 5 Audio 1985 Areito
19 Homenaje A Beny Moré 8 Audio 1991
20 Irakere 5 Audio 1978 Areito
21 Irakere 7 Audio 1985 Fonomusic
22 Chekeré Son 6 Audio 1981 Milestone Records
23 Quince Minutos 6 Audio Areito
24 Seleccion De Exitos 1973 - 1979 Volumen 2 9 Audio Areito
25 El Coco 5 Audio 1982 Milestone Records
26 Cuba Libre 6 Audio 2010 Far Out Recordings
27 La Verdad / Valle Picadura 2 Audio Areito
28 Salsa Agro Dolce 7 Audio 1978 Phase 6 Super Stereo
29 Bacalao Con Pan 13 Audio 2006 Escondida Music
30 Añung Añunga 2 Audio 1980 Columbia
31 From Havana with Love 4 Audio 1994 West Wind
32 Grupo Irakere Vol. III - Coleccion 8 Audio 1995 Egrem
33 Le Chemin De La Colline 7 Audio 1985 Areito
34 Grupo Irakere 8 Audio 1974 Areito
35 Seleccion De Exitos 1973 - 1978 Volumen 1 6 Audio Areito
36 Culpa Del Guao 5 Audio 1987 Messidor
37 Gruppo Irakere 1 8 Audio 1977 Vedette Records
38 En Vivo - Poliedro De Caracas Mayo 14 '81 5 Audio 1982 Integra
39 Inesqueciveis Boleros 12 Audio 1996 Discmedi Blau
40 En Vivo 6 Audio 1982 Movieplay
41 Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional 2 Audio 1995 Egrem
42 Tierra En Trance 5 Audio 1995 Egrem
43 Quince Minutos 6 Audio 1995 Egrem
44 30 Años 8 Audio 2004 Egrem
45 Irakere 5 Audio 1982 Areito
46 Quince Minutos 6 Audio Areito
47 "Live" At Newport Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival 5 Audio 1980 Areito
48 Boleros Inigualables 12 Audio 2007 Desarrollos Artísticos
49 Grandes Éxitos 11 Audio 1996 Discos Fuentes
50 Irakere 14 Audio 1990 Fonomusic


Irakere is one of Cuba’s most influential bands. Founded in 1973, Irakere created a sound that mixed jazz, European traditional music, rock, funk with the rhythmic Cuban tradition, enriched with Afro-Cuban and electronic influences. Many of the best Cuban musicians have played in the band during the past decades, such as Chucho Valdés, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Carlos Averhoff, Jorge Varona, Germán Velazco, Enrique Plá, Carlos Emilio Morales, Carlos del Puerto and Jorge Alfonso.


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