WELCOME! BIENVENIDO! ASHÉ is a word of many meanings: blessings, energy, power, confidence -- people, objects, music and ideas – if they’ve got “Ashé” they’ve got energy and power in the purest sense. In Cuba they call it "aché" 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 aché"!
Magical and universal, Paracumbé is the sound of southern Puerto Rico, of Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and joyous plena describing the humor in everyday life, of celestial women's voices soaring over the sounds of barriles, panderetas, cuatro and accordeon.
Although Beautiful Star is wonderful all year 'round, it is especially during the Christmas season that these songs really come to life. It is our sincere wish that these songs and Odetta's voice will transport us, bringing peace and joy to all who hear it.
The sonorous sound of Yomo Toro’s cuatro is the essence of Puerto Rico. One of the original Fania All-Stars, on this album he takes the traditional Christmas aquinaldos and plenas and turns them into swinging salsa in a celebration that’s good all year round.
NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!
The beautiful sound of the hangpan will refresh your heart and mind. Fans of the hangpan and percussionist Sammy Figueroa will love this recording -- now available in physical CD format with liner notes and credits.