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Master Percussionist, Chembo Corniel releases single, Xiomara Mayoral



Grammy Nominee, master drummer, educator, Wilson “Chembo” Corniel returns to his roots with the single, XIOMARA MAYORAL. According to Corniel, “I wanted to revisit my Salsa roots and give my listeners a taste of what’s to come.”

The tune, Xiomara (composed by Evaristo Aparicio) was an early hit for Irakere and appears on various compilations such as The Best of Irakere. Also, the group, La Rumba Soy Yo and Cuban vocalist, Mayito Rivera interpreted Xiomara mayoral in 2015. 

Corniel’s interpretation breathes new life into the Cuban classic and introduces it to a new generation of dancers and listeners. 

Corniel is known for his acclaimed recordings as a leader in the Latin jazz realm but his discography includes performances with Bobby Rodriguez y La Compania, Louie Ramirez, Tito Nieves, Larry Harlow, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Jose Alberto “El Canario,” David Gonzalez’s “Sofrito,” Willie Martinez’s “La Familia,” and Willie Colon among others.

Xiomara Mayoral drops on all digital platforms April 2, 2021. Highly recommended! 

CREDITS Evaristo Aparicio – Composer,  Miguel Angel Ruiz – Music

Musicians Victor Garcia (Sonora Sanjuanera) – Vocals
Chembo Corniel – leader, tumbadoras, quinto, cow bell, shekere
Agustin Someillan Garcia – trumpet, trombone, coro
Chuito Quintero – timbales, guiro
Onel Mulet – tenor sax
Arturo Ortiz – piano
Daymar Calvario – bass
Jennifer Freedman – coro

Production Agustin Someillan Garcia: Producer, arrangement, engineer & mixing
Jennifer Freedman – Studio manager
Silvio Cebrian – Cover artwork
Recorded at:
Sonority Music Studios
Union City, NJ 07087
Vocal tracks recorded by – Manolo Narvaro, Carolina, Puerto Rico

Web Site: http://chembocorniel.com

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A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.


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