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Los Papines Successfully Perform in Beijing, 5/11/05

Alfredo Abreu
: A Great Drummer, 11/1/02 - Radio Havana on the 1st anniversary of Alfredo's death

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Cuba’s Farewell to Musical Legend Ricardo Abreus, El Papin, Radio Angulo, 5/22/09

Hoy será el sepelio de Ricardo Abreu, director del grupo Los Papines, AIN, 5/20/09

Falleció Ricardo Abreu, director del grupo Los Papines, Juventud Rebelde, 5/20/09

Los Papines

Based in Habana, los Papines is one of Cuba's top rumba bands. From an announcement by La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley:

   "Los Papines are a world-renowned master percussion quartet. Their spontaneity combined with their African sounds make their concert an experience full of rhythm, energy and pleasure. But what makes them different is their way of playing the drums or golpe de cuero y canto giving the public a taste of the original rumba cubana. They are also known as The Kings of Rumba.

    Los Papines are the four brothers Abreu born in Marianao, Cuba, cradle of the best rumba musicians, among them one of the greatest, Chano Pozo.

    As children, Luis, Alfredo, Jesus, and Ricardo started playing rumbas on cans, then with codfish boxes,and later with tumbadoras, quintos, claves and cucharas (spoons). In the 50's Ricardo created Papin y sus Rumberos and finally in 1962, the four brothers united and started playing together as Los Papines. They began playing guaguanco, cumbia, yambo,
jiribillas and especially rumbas. Other rhythms such as boleros and son come along later. They started to work as professional musicians in cabarets and nightclubs such as Tropicana.

    Los Papines have taken their music around the world and have shared the stage with renown musicians such as; Panchito Berejano, Manteca, Daria Nasaco, Chicho from Benni More's Orchestra, Ray Barreto, Mongo Santamaría. Roberto Roena, Tito Puente, Oreste Vilató and many others."

Cuba’s Farewell to Musical Legend Ricardo Abreus, El Papin, Radio Angulo, 5/22/09


Written by Omar Vazquez / Granma / Friday, 22 May 2009 / editorweb@radioangulo.icrt.cu
(May 22) The Cuban public laid to rest on Wednesday, Ricardo Abreus, the famous Papin. Artistic director Santiago Alfonso spoke at the farewell: "Papin, this is not the performance we expected from you, but we will always love you, and today we want to tell you that you will remain in the eternal glory that you deserve. We give to you the only thing we can and want to give: our applause."

Floral wreaths sent by Cuban President Raul Castro and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro were placed on his tomb at the Colon Cemetery in Havana. Also present were Minister of Culture Abel Prieto, President of the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists Miguel Barnet, Ricardo Abreu’s brothers Luis and Jesus, and other relatives and friends. Papin passed away at age 75 in Havana from a stroke.

Santiago Alfonso said that Papin reached the greatest heights of his art from the most remote corner of his humbleness, struggling against all the obstacles imposed by the pseudo-republic of the day. He said that Papin and his rumberos were the seed that, after the 1959 triumph of the Cuban Revolution, would become one of the most emblematic groups of Cuban music of all time, Los Papines.

With his brothers, Ricardo Abreu brought the Cuban percussion tradition to the biggest stages around the world. During his long and fruitful career, he received important national and international acknowledgements, including the Alejo Carpentier medal and, more recently, the Maximo Gomez Machete and the Golden Macaw Prize, from Finland. 

R.I.P. Ricardo "Papin" Abreu, Rumbero  5/21/2009 NPR Music: "Los Papines carried on after the death of brother Alfredo in 2001. There is no word on whether Ricardo's passing will mean the end of the legendary group. But there is a hopeful sign that they will continue: Jesus' daughter Yuliet Abreu Fernandez has been drumming and singing with the group."

Hoy será el sepelio de Ricardo Abreu, director del grupo Los Papines, AIN, 5/20/09

La Habana, 20 may (AIN-RHC) El músico Ricardo Abreu, Papín, director del grupo Los Papines, falleció en esta capital a la edad de 75 años, víctima de un derrame cerebral.

Su cadáver será expuesto en la funeraria de Zapata y dos, y el sepelio está señalado para este miércoles.

Conformó el cuarteto de voces y percusión Los Papines con sus hermanos Luis, Alfredo y Jesús, quienes elevaron la rumba a una categoría superior a partir de la década de los 60, precisa la nota del Instituto Cubano de la Música, en la que se destaca el legado que deja a la cultura cubana este notable músico.

Tras el deceso de Alfredo en el 2001, la agrupación replanteó su formato, pero no su esencia: la inclusión de Luis Abreu Chantres, hijo de Luis, y de Yuliet Abreu Fernández, hija de Jesús, no sólo consolidó una línea de continuidad, sino que proyectó aires renovadores al conjunto.

Los Papines, virtuosos intérpretes del tambor, representaron a Cuba en el mundo y esa brillante carrera llevó una amplia gama de géneros de la música cubana y las diferentes modalidades del complejo de la rumba.
Fuentes: RHC, AIN, GRANMA, TRABAJADORES, JUVENTUD REBELDE, PL, REUTER, EFE, IPS, ANSA, AFP, XINHUA, TASS, DPA, AP. 

Falleció Ricardo Abreu, director del grupo Los Papines, Juventud Rebelde, 5/20/09

El cadáver del destacado músico está expuesto en la sede del Ministerio de Cultura y su sepelio está señalado para las 3:30 de la tarde de este miércoles

Yelanys Hernández Fusté • yelanys@juventudrebelde.cu
20 de Mayo del 2009 0:10:05 CDT

Los tambores cubanos pararon de tocar este martes. La muerte en la capital de Ricardo Abreu (Papín), el percusionista que creó el legendario grupo Los Papines, provocó silencio entre los batá, los timbales y demás instrumentos hermanos, para reverenciar a un grande de la rumba.

Se ha ido Papín. Dueño de un estilo personal, que irradió pasión con sus toques llenos de folclor, y logró dibujar a Cuba, también desde esa zona de la melodía nacional.

Fue rumbero siempre y estuvo impregnado del don de caminar con soltura por esa manera de hacer música desde un instrumento de cuero.

Fue así desde su nacimiento, el 19 de diciembre de 1933. Y mantuvo su singular ritmo en los grupos musicales que integró, como en los conjuntos Modelo, Estrellas de Chocolate y el de Félix Chapotín.

El célebre Cabaret Tropicana lo tuvo en escena desde 1955, un trabajo que conjugó por aquella fecha con la agrupación Guaguancó Papín, la cual daría lugar a la creación de Los Papines, a inicios de la década de 1960.

Junto a sus hermanos Luis, Jesús y Alfredo (ya fallecido), Ricardo emprendió el mayor proyecto de su vida. Encauzó con éxito un conjunto donde las voces y la percusión se dieron la mano.

Con guaguancó, columbia, yambú y otras variantes de la rumba, y sin dejar de lado los boleros y los sones, Papín fue aplaudido con su grupo en escenarios nacionales y extranjeros.

Su visión de la solidaridad y el compromiso lo llevó a Angola, donde cumplió misión internacionalista. En la música fue reconocido su talento con la medalla Alejo Carpentier y mereció la condición de Vanguardia Nacional del Sindicato de los Trabajadores de la Cultura, entre otras distinciones.

Aunque la falla de su cerebro ocasionó este martes su deceso, la lucidez de sus notas musicales y la destreza de su toque se escuchan hoy en toda Cuba y en el mundo, donde Los Papines son un emblema. Los demás tambores callan hoy, para que el solo eterno de Papín se escuche.

RIP, Ricardo “Papin” Abreu (May 19, 2009) Respected Cuban Drummer  5/19/2009 The Music's Over: link to YouTube video

Los Papines Successfully Perform in Beijing, 5/11/05

Beijing.- Famous Cuban outfit Los Papines closed the International Festival of Pop Music, organized in thuis city by the government of the Chaoyang district.

The quintet, made up of the three Abreu brothers and two of their sons, drummed to the rhythm of the furiously-paced Caribbean rumba throughout the week, in an open space always packed by the audience.

The forty-year plus career of Los Papines never included China before, despite the hundreds of shows they have played on all continents.

The initial uncertainty due to the possible cultural shock was swiftly dispersed by the warm welcome of the audience, who immediately identified with the music, incessantly repeated the catchy lines and applauded every song.

Los Papines will start a tour of the provinces on Saturday, which will take them to the city of Wuxi, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, and afterwards to Changchun, administrative center of the province of Jilin, northeast China.

Winner of many awards in their long career, the group continues its string of successes and this year joined the list of Egrem Award laureates, granted by the main Cuban recording company, for best selling album "Los Papines siguen OK."

Alfredo Abreu: A Great Drummer, 11/1/02

Radio Havana

October 29th marks the first anniversary of the death of Alfredo Abreu.

Perhaps many people in the world are not familiar with this name, but if I say he was a member of the internationally-known percussion quartet Los Papines, then they know who I'm talking about.

The Abreu brothers (Ricardo -- known as Papin and leader of the group -- Luis, Jesus and Alfredo) formed their quartet in 1957 and from then on they were the ambassadors of Cuban culture in over 40 nations. Throughout their  always-successful career, the mythical artists stood out on many stages, recorded a large number of albums and won countless prizes.

Los Papines, with their voices, their drums and their Afro-Cuban rhythms and rumba, are part of our cultural identity, the soul of Cuban percussion.

On October 30th, 2001, Alfredo was buried at Havana's Colon Cemetery. Top Cuban composer Cesar Portillo de la Luz gave the eulogy. Hundreds of people -- relatives, friends, admirers and fellow artists -- paid their last respects. Culture Minister Abel Prieto was at the burial.

On that day, the island's drums played louder than ever and Cuba sang a requiem for the great drummer.

Discography

Cuba Caribe
1999

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Los Papines, Van Van, etc.
1. La Fruta - Juan Formell & Los Van VanMusic
2. Recordando Al Sonero - Adalberto Alvarez Y Su SonMusic
3. Pegaito, Pegaito - Manolin, El Medico De La SalsaMusic
4. La Bruja - Jose Luis Cortes Y NG La BandaMusic
5. Te La Quitarron - Elio Reve Y Su CharangonMusic
6. El Fotografo - Tamayo Y Su Salso AM
7. Que Va A Pasar? - Valentin Y Su Grupo
8. Clave Para Un Timbero - Los Papines
9. Cambio De Clima - Afrocuba
10. Soy El Negro - Orquesta Maravilla De Florida
11. Tirame La Musica, Valentin - Valentin Y Su Grupo
12. Hay Mujeres - Los Van Van

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From "Francicua"

octavilla abc bbddb c/ intro.
Señor Francicua, Señor Babá
Señor Francicua, Señor Babá
¿qué cosa usted hace allí?
vengo en busca de la niña
que ayer se me enfermó
porque Manolo me le ha dado quimbombó2x

[sigue]

vengo en busca de la niña
que ayer tarde se enfermó,
porque el maldito de Manolo
me le ha dado quimbombó
eso no lo aguanto yo
porque no me da la gana
le tiro la palangana
y me como el quimbombó

Schedule (updated 12/29/02)

3/15/03 - 4/7/03 Tours US, courtesy of SOB's in NY.

See http://www.sobs.com/ and  http://www.sobs.com/latin_salsa/0315b.htm

2000

April 17-18, 2000 SOB's New York, NY
April 21, 2000 La Peña Berkeley, CA
Two Shows 8 pm. 10pm
May 1, 2000 Conga Room West Hollywood, CA

 

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