Orquesta Aliamen

Real Name:
Orquesta Aliamén
Aliamén is another modern charanga from outside of Havana, in this case, Santa Clara. The name of the group is known to timba fans as the former group of (now ex-) Manolito singer Sixto "El Indio" Llorente, but it's well worth listening to on its own merits.

Here's a great interview with founding timbalero Tony Alba which fills in many of the details of the early years. It was apparently in 1968 that Ernesto Ramos joined the band as pianist and arranger, the other principal arranger being cellist and leader Tomás Múñoz.

The group has a definite cult following and played some legendary live concerts in the mid-80s attended by witnesses who still rave about them to this day.
They're one of the least reissued of the top Cuban bands. We're desperately looking for information on the gap between the 1980 and 1989 albums shown.


Orquesta Aliamen Discography Tracks


Orquesta Aliamen - Haciendo Bailar Al Pueblo album art Aliamen* Haciendo Bailar Al Pueblo (Album) Areito Cuba 1989 Sell This Version
CD 0061 Orquesta Aliamen - Pa´ Los Malos Ojos album art Orquesta Aliamen Pa´ Los Malos Ojos(CD, Album) Egrem CD 0061 Cuba 1994 Sell This Version
3046162 Orquesta Aliamen - Santa Clara  album art Aliamén* Santa Clara (CD, Album) Last Call Records 3046162 France 1999 Sell This Version
Orquesta Aliamen - Orquesta Aliamen album art Orquesta Aliamen Orquesta Aliamen (Album) Siboney (2) Cuba Unknown Sell This Version

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