Timba Talmud 2009 USA
Composer/percussionist Roberto Rodriguez's imaginative
Cuban-Jewish fusion is some of the most charming and popular music on Tzadik.
Continuing his creative reading of imaginary music from Havana's Jewish community, Roberto
draws upon several traditions in Timba Talmud, hid best CD yet. Performed by a tight band of musical all-stars,Son Montuno and Guaracha meet this beautiful and sensitive collection of Latin Klezmer. -J.Zorn
Baila! Gitano Baila! October 2004 USA
Another charming CD of music from the imaginative mind of composer/performer
Roberto Rodriguez, whose first CD El Danzon de Moises is one of Tzadik's
best sellers. Celebrating the elusive Jewish community of Cuba, Roberto
has fashioned an exotic new music that brilliantly blends both Latin and
Jewish traditions. Featuring a hot new band and brilliant new compositions
Roberto's new CD is as soulful as it is danceable.
El Danzon de Moises Dec 2001 - Europe, Jan
The dynamic drummer/percussionist for Joe Jackson, Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos
Postizos , L. Subramaniam and a variety of other groups here excavates
the fascinating world of Cuba's little known Jewish community. Roberto's
firsthand experience with both Cuban and Jewish traditions (performing
at Miami Beach Yiddish Theatre in the1970's, and exposure to the Radical
Jewish Culture Revolution in New York's downtown community of the 1990's),
have resulted in a brilliant recording blending the two into a seamless
new music. Featuring an all-star lineup, El Danzon de Moises is a CD that
will make you think, make you laugh and make you dance.