I’ve got two new jams from Aurelio’s 2011 album Laru Beya. My goal is to have the whole thing, but for now we’ve got “Lubara Wanwa” featuring Youssou N’Dour and “Yurumei.”
“Lubara Wanwa” has a lot of reggae influences and in some ways reminds me a lot of Manu Chao’s calmer tracks.
“Yurumei” is such a joyful sounding song. It makes me want to dance and sing! The vocal layering gives it a lighthearted, communal vibe. It’s also fun to hear that style translated into the horns.
As a fun fact, in addition to being an awesome musician, Aurelio Martinez was the first black member of the National Congress of Honduras. : )