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Orlando "Maraca" Valle

fl, CU
Latin and Jazz
A.k.a. Maraca (4)

Orlando "Maraca" Valle, one of Cuba's top flute players, was born into a family of musicians in Havana, Cuba, in September of 1966. He studied flute at the Manuel Saumell Conservatory, and began touring with the Bobby Carcasses Orchestra in 1987. He joined Irakere in 1988, stayed with them for 6 years as a flutist, keyboard player, and arranger. He left the group to start his solo career in 1994. On his first solo effort, El Pasaporte, he collaborated with noted Cuban percussionists Tata Güines and Anga Miguel Diaz. This jump started his career as a solo artist and gained him an outstanding national reputation as a writer, arranger, and soloist. He continued to release a series of solo records through the '90s and in 1999 formed his own group, Maraca & Otra Visión.

        
Instruments
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • World
  • Folk

Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
The Art Of TwoRamón Valle & Orlando "Maraca" Valle2016Album
Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta!!!Orlando "Maraca" Valle2008Album
Soy YoOrlando "Maraca" Valle2005Album
The Best Of Maraca's BailablesOrlando "Maraca" Valle2003Compil.
Tremenda Rumba!Orlando "Maraca" Valle2002Album
¡Sonando!Orlando "Maraca" Valle & Otra Visión1999Album
¡Sonando!Orlando "Maraca" Valle And His Band Otra Visión1998Album
Havana Flute SummitJane Bunnett, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Céline Vallé, Richard Egües, Oscar Rodríguez Calvo, Hilario Durán, Roberto Vizcaíno, Adel González, Juan Carlos Rojas1997Album
Havana CallingOrlando "Maraca" Valle Y Otra Visión1996Album
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