16 Rayos

Orquesta Akokán


16 Rayos is Orquesta Akokán's sophomore album. We have it on Coal Fire Orange vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Coal Fire Orange
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Daptone
mastering engineer JJ Golden
mastering studio Golden Mastering
pressing location Gotta Groove Records
release type New Release

By the Numbers


1LP

format

2021

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

500

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


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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