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 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - Havana Calling album art Maraca* Y Otra Visión Maraca* Y Otra Visión - Havana Calling (Album) Qbadisc QB 9023 US 1996 Sell This Version
86005-2 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - Havana Flute Summit album art 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
1018 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - ¡Sonando! album art Maraca* And His Band Otra Visión Maraca* And His Band Otra Visión - ¡Sonando! (Album) Ahi-Nama Music 1018 US 1998 Sell This Version
AHI-1026 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - ¡Descarga Total! album art Maraca* ¡Descarga Total! (Album) Warner Music France AHI-1026 2000 Sell This Version
0927 45226 2 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - Tremenda Rumba! album art Maraca* Tremenda Rumba! (Album) Ahi-Nama Music 0927 45226 2 France 2002 Sell This Version
OTCD991 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - Soy Yo album art Maraca* Soy Yo (Album) Ahi-Nama Music OTCD991 France 2005 Sell This Version
AHI-1078 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta!!! album art Orlando "Maraca" Valle Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta!!! (Album) Ahi-Nama Music AHI-1078 Cuba 2008 Sell This Version
CD 949 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - Todo O Nada / All Or Nothing album art Maraca* Todo O Nada / All Or Nothing(CD, Album) Bis Music CD 949 Cuba 2014 Sell This Version
IOR CD 77131-2 Orlando "Maraca" Valle - The Art Of Two album art 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

Compilations

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