WELCOME! BIENVENIDO! ASHÉ is a word of many meanings: blessings, energy, power, confidence -- people, objects, music and ideas – if they’ve got “Ashe” they’ve got energy and power in the purest sense. In Cuba they call it "ache" and in Brazil "axe"; this word is used both in Africa and Tibet, with the same meanings. ASHÉ RECORDS is here to bring you music "con ache"!
APRIL IS JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH!
Cuban Jazz at its most spectacular
featuring Ernan Lopez -Nussa piano Teo Calveiro guitar Omar Hernandez bass Jimmy Branley drums
Memory of Water: Sammy Figueroa Plays the Hangpan in Concert, Miami more
Los Van Van receives a Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional Tropical Album more
Yomo Toro's Celebremos Navidad is finally available on CD! more
Alvin Ailey Dance Company to perform "Odetta" on their 2017 U.S. tourmore
When we think of percussionist Sammy Figueroa most of us think of spectacular conga solos and exciting Latin jazz. But there's another side to Sammy, the contemplative side. This side of Sammy Figueroa plays the celestial and relaxing sounds of the Hangpan.
The HangPan is a revolutionary hybrid instrument and a stellar addition to the world of melodic percussion. Basically a sophisticated steel drum to be played by hand and fingers, this extraordinary instrument offers a stunning blend of sounds and melodic possibilities.
The sound of the HangPan cleans the air and restores peace to the soul Sammy lends his considerable rhythmical talents and musical sensibilities to the floating celestial sounds of the HangPan.
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