Changüí

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MEANING: Takes an early morning stroll down a bustling residential street in Havana. Kids play sidewalk games, adults play dominoes and birds fly around the listener while an ensemble plays changüí. The city is waking up.

NEIGHBORHOOD: El Vedado

FICTION: This is the neighborhood where the Cuban protagonist, Ana, lives and practices medicine.

INFLUENCES: Buena Vista Social Club, Septeto Habanero, Orquesta Revé, Lee "Scratch" Perry

OTHER: Changüí is Cuba's oldest musical fusion of Spanish guitar and West African drumming.

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from POR AMOR: the album, track released December 18, 2010
Upright bass by Machín
Percussion by Luís García Gonzalez
Synthesizer and sound design by Sage Lewis

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Sage Lewis Los Angeles, California

Sage Lewis is a Los Angeles-based composer who writes for concert, theatre, film/video, branding, and new media. His music has appeared on Nintendo 3DS, at the Havana Film Festival, REDCAT, Maiyet, Miami Light Project, TMx, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design, National Children's Chorus, TheatreForum Magazine, Discovery Channel, and the Academy of Arts & Television Sciences. ... more

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