Orlando "Maraca" Valle

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Orlando Valle
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Orlando "Maraca" Valle, one of Cuba's top flute players, was born into a family of musicians in Havana, Cuba, in September of 1966. He studied flute at the Manuel Saumell Conservatory, and began touring with the Bobby Carcasses Orchestra in 1987. He joined Irakere in 1988, stayed with them for 6 years as a flutist, keyboard player, and arranger. He left the group to start his solo career in 1994.
On his first solo effort, El Pasaporte, he collaborated with noted Cuban percussionists Tata Güines and Anga Miguel Diaz. This jump started his career as a solo artist and gained him an outstanding national reputation as a writer, arranger, and soloist. He continued to release a series of solo records through the '90s and in 1999 formed his own group, Maraca & Otra Visión.
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Albums

QB 9023 Havana Calling — Orlando Maraca* Y Otra Visión Maraca* Y Otra Visión - Havana Calling (Album) Qbadisc QB 9023 US 1996 Sell This Version
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86005-2 Havana Flute Summit — Orlando Jane Bunnett, Orlando "Maraca" Vallé*, Céline Vallé, Richard Egües, Oscar Rodriguez*, Hilario Duran*, Roberto Vizcaíno, Adel Gonzalez*, Juan Carlos Rojas 'El Peje'* Jane Bunnett, Orlando "Maraca" Vallé*, Céline Vallé, Richard Egües, Oscar Rodriguez*, Hilario Duran*, Roberto Vizcaíno, Adel Gonzalez*, Juan Carlos Rojas 'El Peje'* - Havana Flute Summit Naxos Jazz 86005-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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1018 ¡Sonando! — Orlando Maraca* And His Band Otra Visión Maraca* And His Band Otra Visión - ¡Sonando! (Album) Ahi-Nama Music 1018 US 1998 Sell This Version
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AH2 1026 ¡Descarga Total! — Orlando Maraca* ¡Descarga Total! (Album) Warner Music France AH2 1026 US 2000 Sell This Version
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0927 45226 2 Tremenda Rumba! — Orlando Maraca* Tremenda Rumba! (Album) Ahi-Nama Music 0927 45226 2 France 2002 Sell This Version
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OTCD991 Soy Yo — Orlando Maraca* Soy Yo (Album) Ahi-Nama Music OTCD991 France 2005 Sell This Version
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AHI-1078 Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta!!! — Orlando Orlando "Maraca" Valle Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta!!! (Album) Ahi-Nama Music AHI-1078 Cuba 2008 Sell This Version
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CD 949 Todo O Nada / All Or Nothing — Orlando Maraca* Todo O Nada / All Or Nothing(CD, Album) Bis Music CD 949 Cuba 2014 Sell This Version
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IOR CD 77131-2 The Art Of Two — Orlando Ramón Valle & Orlando "Maraca" Valle Ramón Valle & Orlando "Maraca" Valle - The Art Of Two(CD, Album) In+Out Records IOR CD 77131-2 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
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Compilations

AHI-1036 The Best Of Maraca's Bailables — Orlando Maraca* The Best Of Maraca's Bailables(CD, Comp + DVD, Comp) Ahi-Nama Music AHI-1036 US 2003 Sell This Version