Pedro Laza y Sus PelayerosRito Esclavo
esclavo", Pedro Laza's eighth album as leader of Los Pelayeros, originally released on
Discos Fuentes to great success in 1961. This early Fuentes classic LP is distinguished
by high quality engineering that holds up brilliantly more than half a century later,
with bright and deceptively intricate interlocking brass featuring a distinctive reed
section, rolling tropical percussion and a wide variety of Caribbean rhythms from
both Colombia (cumbia, porro, paseaíto, fandango) and Cuba (cha-cha-chá, mambo).