el guayaboso (ssaattbb)


  • Catalog ID: S-127
  • First Line: yo vi bailar un danzon
  • Composer: Guido Lopez-gavilan
  • Voicing: ssaattbb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Spanish
  • Country: Cuba
  • Other: 2000 cd04
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


The rumba has three variants: the columbia (fast), the yambu (slow), and the guaguanco (moderato). 

El Guayaboso is a choral guaguanco.  This was first composed in the 1960s for a youth chorus.  In the 1980s, the composer conceived of a version for mixed chorus in which the voices were to sing the percussion parts.  An excellent recording of this piece by the Cuban choral ensemble Exaudi is found on CD-04.