Mi Tumbao

Mi Tumbao

A native of Sierra Maestra in the Eastern part of Cuba,singer, composer and arranger José Alberto Tamayo Diaz is better known as “El Ruiseñor” (nightingale.)

He was born into a musical family, his father was a tres player and his mother a singer. His professional singing career began at the age of 14 in the band“Grupo Rock Lasser”. Now in his 50s he has become a symbol of Bayamo and Eastern Cuba and is celebrating his third album “Mi tumabo”. A project which is master minded by Tumi Music A&R director, Mo Fini and produced by the great music producer, arranger and three time Latin Grammy winner Geavanis alcantara Lopez. During his profesional life he has shared stages with many national and International artists and has toured the world with them, including: Elena Burque (Carnival 1995), José Valladares (Santiago de Cuba Carnival 1997), Celina González, Dan Den, Original de Manzanillo, Adalberto Álvarez (Bayamo Carnival 1998), Ana Caona ( Carnival 1999), Cándido Fabre, Mundito González, Rebeca Martínez (Carnival Manzanillo 1999), Manolito Simonet (Carnival Bayamo 2001). More recently he has performed with national artists such as Coco Friman, Marielena Peña, Rojitas, Van Van, Los Zafiros, Miriam Hernández, amongst others, and internationally with the Girls of the Can, Duo Almendras (Canada, 2000), SongByFour, Mariache 2000 (group - companion of Luis Miguel), Latin Dimension, Oscar de León, Rojitas, Barrí Tatita, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa y la compañía de Danza Habana AllStars.

During his long artistic life El Ruisenor has achieved great national and international recognition as an outstanding singer including the “Festival de la canción Toronto”in Canada in 2000 and in 2011 he was recognised as best artist of the year in Ecuador.

He is the most internationally awarded solo vocalist of Granma and his vocal interpretations have been enjoyed in Spain, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Ecuador, Martinique, Guyana and Guadeloupe. In Granma he has received awards at the “Sindo Garay” festival in various years as well as in competitions on the theme of Carnival and won an award of maximum recognition of the UNEAC in Granma.

Currently he performs every Saturday in the main street of Bayamo where the road is closed and turned into a street night club with seating and food.

He has previously recorded two long plays - “ Ojos de Tigres” and “Amantes de la noche” in 2007.

1. Emigrante: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 05:14

2. Cualquiera resbala y cae: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 04:09

3. Como está la cosa Compay: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 04:18

4. Que sabrosura: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 03:46

5. Lagrimas Negras: Miguel Matamoros: 04:28

6. Rancho Mío: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 04:58

7. Princesa: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 03:58

8. Quien Manda: Lazaro Rosabal: 03:35

9. Para defender mi Son: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 04:10

10. Desmerenguetao: José Alberto Tamayo Diaz: 03:46

Special guest: Candido Fabre in track 2

All songs composed Jose Alberto Tamayo Diaz except Lagrimas negras which is by Miguel Matamoros and Quien Manda which is by Lazaro Rosabal and published by Tumi Music (editorial) Limited

All songs arranged by Geovanis Alcandaro Lopez

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Fabre and Jose Alberto

Album Artist

José Alberto "El Ruiseñor"

José Alberto "El Ruiseñor"

José Alberto Tamayo Diaz, better known as "EL Ruiseñor"(nightingale) is the gem of Eastern Cuba, the cradle of son

Track List

Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Theme:
Political
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Medium fast
Featured Artist:
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Fast
Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Medium
Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Medium fast
Writer:
Miguel Matamoros
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Fast
Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Fast
Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genre:
Balada
Region:
Cuba
Tempo:
Fast
Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Tempo:
Fast
Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Medium
Writer:
José Alberto Tamayo Diaz
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa and Son
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Medium fast