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9 times in the Global Top 40
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August 2021 #10 - Global Top 40 Se Nos Dio (track)
July 2021 #2 - Global Top 40 Se Nos Dio (track)
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3 times in the Global Top 40
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New release: Bajamos Duro - Atabal

by Atabal
Oct 8, 2018
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New release: Bajamos Duro - Atabal Atabal is afro-Puerto Rican music with the added richness of Latin pop. The band continues to play locally and internationally with its voice harmony and percussion after over 35 years. This new plena lyrical video titled Bajamos Duro (literally means going down hard) reaffirms our sense of pride as Puerto Ricans. In the traditon of plena music...

New release: Bajamos Duro - Atabal

by Atabal
Oct 8, 2018
661 views
New release: Bajamos Duro - Atabal Atabal is afro-Puerto Rican music with the added richness of Latin pop. The band continues to play locally and internationally with its voice harmony and percussion after over 35 years. This new plena lyrical video titled Bajamos Duro (literally means going down hard) reaffirms our sense of pride as Puerto Ricans. In the traditon of plena music...
Atabal: música afro puertorriqueña       ATABAL  es una agrupación que desde sus comienzos en el 1983 toma la percusión como su elemento principal y lo coloca en primer plano.  Sea que su sonido se defina como afro latinoamericano  y caribeño – o hasta pop latino-  lo cierto es que Atabal pone a bailar &nb...
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ABOUT
Grupo Atabal (or just Atabal) plays Afro Puerto Rican music, emphasizing contemporary plena and bomba. With 39 years of performing throughout Puerto Rico and internationally, the group has been under the influence of Caymmi Rodriguez, singer, percussionist, and Hector Atabal Rodriguez's son. The group has taken on a rich percussion sound - traditional bomba but with a modern pop sound. Many of the group's newest songs are the product of Caymmi's love of bomba and plena with the music knowledge and experience of Hector, who passed away in 2020.

Caymmi Rodriguez is the group's songwriter, percussionist, and singer for Atabal. He started out as the group's band boy and CD salesperson at live performances (according to Hector), which gave him the discipline to learn the ropes. Caymmi began playing panderos (hand drums) de plena, bomba drums, and singing backup chorus with many other groups before becoming a stage musician in Atabal.

Atabal has performed in the United States and internationally at Caribbean and Folk Festivals such as Tazzfest in Oostende and Dranouter Festival (Belgium); the Festival del Libro de Guadalajara (Mexico) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Cuba Disco in Havana (Cuba), and other festivals in the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

In 2014, Atabal joined forces with David Marrero and produced the single "Me Dirás Que Sí," which has now been remixed with Amor contributing her sultry voice along with Caymmi's strong vocal presence. "Yo soy Atabal" is the group's 3rd video and reflects the transitioning of the band musically and internally. It presents Hector's roots in Trastalleres, a small San Juan barrio. It also gives fans an introduction to the newer, more urban sound of Atabal. The essence is the same; the sound is richer and heavier.

Links:
WordPress: https://www.atabalpr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtabalPuertoRico
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ATABALPR
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atabal_pr/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AtabalPR/
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