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After debuting their self-titled album in 2018, Latin jazz group Orquesta Akokán returns with their sophomore release, 16 Rayos, via Daptone Records. The band is the brainchild of its three leaders: lead vocalist and composer José "Pepito" Gómez, Chulo Record's Jacob Plasse and arranger Michael Eckroth, with each bringing their experience working with Latin powerhouses to the table.

Following the success of the band's debut album, Orquesta Akokán returned to Havana's Egrem Studios to record 16 Rayos, drawing inspiration from folklore and religious tradition to stretch the boundaries of "mambo" conventions. Their second album expands their sound with the addition of strings, tapping a multitude of respected instrumentalists to represent rich Cuban music.

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New Release
1 LP
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
Foil Stamped
Coal Fire Orange
Tip-On; Single
Mastering Studio
Golden Mastering
Mastering Engineer
JJ Golden
Pressing Location
Gotta Groove Records
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16 Rayos

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