ANGA R.I.P. - obituary

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Postby SkinDeep » Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:29 am

Miguel Anga Diaz WAS, IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A BIG INFLUENCE. I'M SHOCKED AND SADDENED BY IT.
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Postby afrocubarico » Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:14 am

This is really sad to hear. I've never met "Anga" or seen him perform live but I do have some of his music and his video, Angamania!. Just a few days ago I was watching this video and was just completely mesmerized by his melodic Guaguanco using five congas. It was pure magic.

During both the performance and interview segments you could clearly see that he was very passionate about his music and truly loved what he did. My condolences to his family and close friends.

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P.S.-I'm sure he's up there with the past masters tuning all five of his congas.
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Postby tamboricua » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:19 pm

I'm in schock! Very sad to hear about this. Definitely he is among some of my favorites tumbadores. Thankfully I did have the opportunity to met and study some with him during Afrocubanismo 1996 in Banff, Canada. A down to earth cat, always willing to share openly his knowledge on the tumbadora. He along with Tata, Changuito, Vizcaino and Giovanni were taking tumbadora playing into the next century.

Que Dios lo tenga en la gloria!

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Postby pez » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:08 am

I had never heard of anga until I read abakua's posts on him visiting australia. and for some reason, that influenced me enough to research his material, it influenced me enough to dream of studying with him one day. i was in awe of him.
that was the effect just a few passionate and enthusiastic posts and photographs of him had upon me, so I can imagine the effect the man himself had upon those who met him.

take care anga.
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Postby ABAKUA » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:48 am

Check this out, for those who have never seen his vid, here is an MP3 of one of the solos performed by Anga on the vid.

ANGA conga solo MP3 (audio only) from ANGAMANIA video

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Postby Mike » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:22 pm

Like so many others, I can´t believe that Anga has passed away.

I had the honour to see him live with the Afro-Cuban All-Stars a couple of years ago. His brilliant artistic output and incredible vitality won´t be forgotten.

Geniuses like him will ALWAYS be remembered.
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Postby ABAKUA » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:38 am

For anyone who missed this in a previous post:

ANGA solo on 5 congas MP3 from ANGAMANIA
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Postby ABAKUA » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:34 pm

I have received confirmed reports that he passed away in his home as a result of a heart attack. One of his students found his motionless body. Funeral service was held on Friday, newspapers report his ashes are to be returned to Cuba

If I am devestated and in tears about the news from here, imagine how his student must have felt walking into the room to find him on the floor.

How horrible he had to go this way.

Your spirit will live on forever.
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Postby pavloconga » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:44 pm

Thanks for updating us on the circumstances of his passing. It's still hard to believe Anga is no longer with us. May he always rest in peace.
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Postby ABAKUA » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:33 pm

Pic I took of Richard aka Pidoca (member on here) with Anga..

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Postby Charangaman » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:07 pm

Not much coverage sadly but this is a nice piece from the guardian uk.

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/obituary/0,,1844154,00.html
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Postby SkinDeep » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:52 pm

FROM AFROCUBAWEB
MIGUEL ANGA DIAZ




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Postby ABAKUA » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:15 pm

Thanks for the link SkinDeep.



Que sentimiento me da
cada vez que yo me acuerdo
de los rumberos famosos
que sentimiento me da......


A la rumba yo no voy ma, sin Anga. Estara con migo en cada golpe, cada sentimiento manana.


As I was discussing with my old friend Egui Castrillo earlier via email, "el mundo de la parcusion esta de luto por un gran amigo"

ie "The percussion world is in mourning over the loss of a great friend."




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Postby zaragenca » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:07 pm

Well with some differences it is another Chano Pozo,(story).....I didn't heard to much about him in Cuba becouse he was still to young when I left like,Rubalcaba,(piano/keyboard), and Oscarito Valdez,(the son of Oscar Valdez,(Irakere)....I'm not ready yet to talk about so don't ask for now.,I'm stll to sad.Dr. Zaragemca



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