Atabal : Voces y Tambores
Atabal is a modern Puerto Rican folklore group that intermixes Afro, Latin- American rhythms and percussion. Musically speaking, Atabal is best described as the direct influence of Africa in the Caribbean. Salsa, calypso, danzón, plena, bomba are just some of the rhythms that appear in this Puerto Rican group. They've placed drums as the forefront musical element in all their works and recordings. Today they have also integrated other instruments like : the Puerto Rican cuatro, a guitar, a bass, a trumpet, and a sax. To complete their unique sound, considered by critics as both traditional and modern, they use voices in harmony when presenting their songs accompanied by all these instruments as well as when they sing a capella . Atabal has traveled extensively for 30 years throughout Central and South America, Europe and the United States. They have also participated in concerts with Ismael Miranda, El Gran Combo, Los Papines, Andy Montañez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Un solo pueblo, Tata Guines, Franco de Vita, José José, and many others.