Discography


CUBAN BATA DISCOGRAPHY

1) TRADITIONAL

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Afromerica
Chants et rythmes afrocubains
Mercedes Lay Bravo
Marisela Trujilo
Florinda Sabido
june 1997
VDE-Gallo VDE CD 959
cd
Tracks Eleggua (3:11), Yemaya (3:40), Chango (2:50) and Obatala (3:15)
are songs with bata.

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Amira, John
The music of Santeria. The Oru del Igbodu
John Amira (iya)
Orlando Fiol (ito)
Joe DeLeon (oko)
1993?
White Cliffs Media WCM 9346
cd
Oru del Igbodu in New York/Havana style, with alternate versions.

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Cardona, Milton
Bembe
Hector Flaco Hernandez (iya)
Steve Berrios (ito)
Jose Fernandez (oko)
Milton Cardona (iya)
august 1985
American Clave AMCL 1004 2
Cd Tracks : Salute to Yemaya, Elegua, Ogun, Ochosi, Babalu Aye,
Obatala, Chango, Yemaya, Ochun, Ododua, Elegua, with voice & batas

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Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
Musica Yoruba

Carlos Aldama (iya)
Mario Jauregui (ito)
Ramiro Hernandez (oko)
1970s
Bembe 2010-2
cd
Songs : Eleggua, Obatala, Yemaya, Chango, Oya (a capella), Orula, Oddudua,
Babalu Aye, Eleggua; Reissue of an earlier EGREM record.
Vocalists : Lazaro Ros and Felipe Alfonso.

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Grupo Oba-Ilu
Santeria. Songs for the orishas
Mario Jauregui Francis (iya)
Pedro Pablo Martinez Campos (ito)
Maximo Duquesnes Martinez (oko)
Rocardo Gomez Rivero (oko)
december 1995
Soul Jazz SJR CD38
cd
Tracks Eleggua, Ogun, Ochosi, Obbatala, Shango, Oya, Oshun, Yemaya voice with batas. + beginnings (6:00) of Oru del Igbodu

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Munequitos de Matanzas
Cantar maravilloso

Jesus Alfonso
Gregorio Diaz
Agustin Diaz
Globestyle Records CDORB 053
cd
Iya mi le (madre mira mi casa) (7:53) (not on lp) with batas; Arague (6:15)
with batas & conga.

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Munequitos de Matanzas
Ito Iban Echu

Qbadisc
QB 9022
cd
Ogun arere; Obatala;Babalu Aye;Ochun;Yeye Ochun;Yemaya;Yemaya Olordo;Agay- u; Chango Eyeleo; Dada; Oya; Eleggua.

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Valdes, Merceditas
Ache
Los tambores bata de Jesus Perez
Artex cd - 010
cd
Contains tracks Elegua, Oggun, Chango, Ochun, Obatala with voice & batas.

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Valdes, Merceditas
Ache IV

Grupo Yoruba Andabo
1995?
Egrem cd 0160
cd
Elegua, Obatala-Baba Fururu, Yemaya, Ochun, Ibeyi.

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Valdes, Merceditas
y los tambores bata de Jesus Perez
Jesus Perez
ASPIC X 55512
cd
Reissue of original EGREM recordings. Contains tracks Ellegua, Oggun, Obata-
la, Yemaya, Ochun, Chango, Osain, Ellegua, Chango.

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various
Afro-Cuba, a musical anthology
Rounder CD 1088
cd
Song for Ododua (2:04), Bata drums for Chango (3:05), Esto no lleva bata
(performed by Los Papines) (3:39)

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various
Antologia de la Musica Afrocubana Vol II
Oru de Igbodu
Recorded in Matanzas (casa de Ricardo Suarez) 1977
Egrem LD 3995 (Areito)
lp
Toques a Elebwa, Oggun, Ochosi, San Lazaro, Orunla, Aggayu, Chango,
Obba, Oya, Yemaya, Obatala, Ochun, Yegua, Idbeyi. Ayacuta (para Chango).
Cantos a Chango, Oggun.

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various
Cuba : Les danses des dieux
Lucumies Community of Regla/Havana
1985-88
Ocora C 559051
cd
Contains Songs to Ellegua from the Oru del Eya Aranla (6:49)

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various
Sacred rhythms of Cuban Santeria
Conjunto de tambores bata de Amado Diaz Alfonso
20. november 1984
Smithsonian/Folkways SF 40419
cd
Oru de Igbodu para Yemaya (25:35) in Matanzas style.

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various
The Yoruba/Dahomean Collection (Orishas across the ocean)
before 1950; 1957
Library of congress series/Endangered music project. Ryko RCD 10405
cd
Song for Elegua (3:22) recorded by Jean Liscano in Venezuela before 1950,
performed by Conjunto El Nino, led by Guillermo Rigueiro.
Song for Yemaya (3:05), Song for Chango (3:05) recorded by Lydia Cabrera
in 1957, performed by Candido Martinez with an ensemble led by Miguel
Santa Cruz and Juan Gonzalez.

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various
Vida y muerte del santero
Egrem cd 0191
cd
Has batas on 10 of the 12 tracks. Contains ritual music seldom heard (esp.
the ceremony for Eggun).
Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
Areito LDA 3156
lp

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Conjunto de percusion de Danza Nacional de Cuba
Jesus Perez : In memoriam/Homenaje.
Egrem LD 4246
lp

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Grupo Folklorico de Justi Barreto
Santeria (Toques y Cantos)
Gema records corp. LPG 1193

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Grupo Ilu Ana
Sacred rhythms
Fundamento productions
Cd

Ros, Lazaro
Olorun
Xenophile
GLCD 4022
cd

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Ros, Lazaro
Olorun
Egrem
cd

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Ros, Lazaro y Olorun
Songs for Elegua
Ashe by Rounder Recs.
cd

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Santos, John & the coro folklorico Kindembo
Hacia del amor
Xenophile
cd

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Toques y cantos de santos (2 vols)
Cubilandia C-CD 511

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Iluyenkori
Percussions Cubaines
Playasound PS 65084
cd

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Guines, Tata
Aniversario
Maximino Duquesne (iya)
Marco Herminio Diaz (ito)
Grupo Folklorico de Justi Barreto
Santeria (Toques y Cantos)
Gema records corp. LPG 1193



2) NON TRADITIONAL


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Coleman, Steve
The sign and the seal
(with Afrocuba de Matanzas)
1996
BMG
cd

little Coati Mundi
The former 12 year old genius
Hector Hernandez
1983
Virgin
lp
Track Pharaoh

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Eno, Brian and David Byrne
My life in the bush of ghosts
Mingo Lewis
1981
E.G. EGCD 48
cd
Tracks The Jezebel spirit and The Carrier

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Estefan, Gloria
Abriendo puertas
Luis Enrique
1995
Sony 480992 2
cd
Track 7 (La parranda)

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Feliciano, Cheo
Estampas
1979
Vaya JMVS 86
lp
Contains batas at the end of the track Estampa Marina (5:26)

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Gonzalez, Jerry
Obatala
Milton Cardona
Hector Flaco Hernandez
Steve Berrios
6. november 1988
Enja 5059 2
cd
Intro has some bata drumming (2:27)

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Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino
Concepts in Unity
at least Milton Cardona
april 1975
Salsoul 20-6001-2
cd
Canto Asoyin (4:26)

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Irakere
Seleccion de exitos (1973-1978) vol. 1
1973-78
Dom (licenced by egrem) CD 1201
cd
Has bata drums on track Iya (5:50).

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Irakere
Babalu Aye
Alexander Martinez
Rogelio Ruiz
Jose Pablo Hernandez
Bembe 2020-2
Cantata a Babalu Aye (14:01) by Lazaro Ros, his group and Irakere.

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Lotz of music
Le coq rouge
Javier Martinez Campos (iya)
Jos de Haas (ito)
Frank van Dok (oko);Stefan Kruger (oko)
Sjahin During (ito,oko)
1996
VIA 9920122
cd

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Lotz of music
Lotz of music in Havana. Blues for Yemaya
Javier Martinez Campos, Jorge Nunez Menocal (iya)
Jose Pilar Suarez (ito)
Sjahin During (oko)
1998
VIA 9920592
cd

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Nueva Manteca
Bluesongo
Martin Verdonk (iya,oko)
Lucas van Merwijk (ito)
1994
Lucho 7706-2
cd

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Santamaria, Mongo
Up from the roots
Julito Collazo (ito)
1972?
Atlantic SD 1621
lp

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Santamaria, Mongo
Red hot
Mongo Santamaria
Steve Berrios
Hector Hernandez
Julio Collazo
1979?
CBS/Tappan-Zee 83340
lp
Afro-Cuban Fantasy (7:36) contains bata drums.

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Spiro, Michael and Mark Lamson
Bata Ketu
Michael Spiro
Mark Lamson
Kelvin Delgado (oko)
1990s
Bembe 2011-2
cd

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Afrocuba de Matanzas
Rituales Afrocubanos
Egrem CD 0058
cd

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Aguabella, Francisco
Santeria Oro Cantado (3 vols)
Francisco Aguabella
Go productions 10032
cassette

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Anderson, Laurie
Home of the brave
Daniel Ponce (?) (iya, oko)
Bata on Sharky's day.

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Anderson, Laurie
Mister heartbreak
Daniel Ponce (iya, oko)
1983
Warner Bros.
Batas are used on Sharky's day

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Batacumbele
(just about anything)

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Beasley, John
Cauldron
Bill Summers
Munyungo Jackson ?

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Bunnett, Jane ?
Chamalongo
Pancho Quinto ?

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Conjunto Cespedes
Vivito y coleando
Jesus Diaz (oko)
John Santos (ito)
Tobaji Stewart (iya)
1995
Xenophile
Bata on Que viva chango

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Conjunto Cespedes
Flores
Mike Spiro (iya)
Jesus Diaz (ito)
Michael Lennan (oko)
1998
Xenophile
Bata used on El tambor tiene su magia

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Conjunto Cespedes
Una sola casa
Mike Spiro (iya)
Jesus Diaz (ito)
1993
Green Linnet
Bata on Virgen de la Caridad

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Estefan, Gloria
Destiny

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Lazaro Rizo (oko)
Egrem CD 0156
cd
Has batas on the track Con tres tambores bata,
a bata rumba by Ernesto Gatel.

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Hancock, Herbie
Dis is da drum
Bill Summers
Munyungo Jackson ?

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Herwig, Conrad
The latin side of John Coltrane
Astor place records

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Mezcla
(any title)

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Palmieri, Eddie
Llego la india
Acid jazz
cd

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Pastorius, Jaco
Jaco Pastorius
Don Alias (oko, iya)
1976
Epic
Bata used on Okonkolo y trompa

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Pedroso, Cesar
Lo mejor de Cesar Pedroso - Hits of Los Van Van
Qbadisc
Has batas in the track El buena gente.

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Quinto, Pancho
En el solar la cueva del humo

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Quinto, Pancho
latest recording

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Rodriguez, Alfredo
Cuba Linda
Mario Jauregui Aspirina
Justo Pelladito
Amado J. Dedeu
1996
Hannibal
Bata used on Mercedita ya me voy and Drume negrita.

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Santamaria, Mongo
Our man in Havana (a.k.a. Mongo in Havana ?)
Fantasy 3311

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Santeria religion afrocubana
OLM Records 10037

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Sintesis Orishas

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Sintesis
(other titles)

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Terry, Los
From Africa to Camaguey

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Tipica 73
Tipica 73 en Cuba

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Tipica 73
La candela

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Tipica 73
Encendida

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Valdes, Merceditas
Panart LD 3096

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Valdez, Merceditas
vol. 2
Egrem
cd

 

 

 

 
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