Originally released in May 28, 2013
Band: El Trio
Album: Las Manos
El Trio has remained alive in the Dominican “underground” scene since 2003, playing and promoting a music that is very different from the country’s traditional radio and tv music, different from the glam-rock scene in the country’s capital which mostly influenced by American and British pop-rock and different from the traditional latin jazz that is played in festivals and high-class venues. The group is the only rock band from the city of Santiago that has remained active releasing albums and playing shows over the years, something which they have achieved with no more reward than the music itself. El Trio also belongs to the minority of bands from the Dominican Republic that chooses to develop a style of rock that acknowledges their cultural heritage as a Caribbean people.
This is the band’s third album, and it was originally self released by the band in May 2013.
This digital re-issue is the first and only one in the digital domain since the album original release and was released under license from the band itself.
All songs written by Jonatan Piña Duluc
Arranged by Jonatan Piña Duluc & El Trio
Jonatan Piña Duluc – vocals, guitar, saxophones
Kilvin Peña – bass
Johandy Ureña – drums
Eliezer Ramirez – tambora & güira (3, 7)
Juan Gabriel Martínez – trumpet (3)
Patricio Bonilla – trombone (3)
Dionisio De Moya – acoustic guitar (10)
Karen Michelle & Fátima Franco – backing vocals (9, 10)
Jeffrey Casimiro – flute (6)
Iván Batista – engineering, recording, backing vocals (2, 10)
Mixed and mastered by Stephen Deacutis at Soundspa Studios, New Jersey, USA, January/March 2013
Recorded at Tijera Records, Santiago, Dominican Republic – August 2011 to December 2012
Cover Illustration: Auriluz Vila
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