Jawbone of an Ass"This Conga is all alcohol, percussion and one Chinese Trumpet." So says Ariel Fiallo Arias, a citizen of Santiago, in describing a music almost singularly identified with his homeland. With melodic roots in Spain and rhythmic roots in several African nations, the music is infectious, whether performed by a "roving carnival band" or for nightclub audiences. Liner notes tell us that the title of the album comes from a "real jawbone from a real ass" that is played like a percussion instrument and makes a rattling sound like a ratchet.
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