UPDATE: I found another minor issue, so reuploading
While doing the youtube video for Beyond Salsa Piano, Vol. 7, I made a very disturbing discovery – the clave on the audio files was cruzado for 4 tumbaos. The studio version of Por qué paró stays in 2-3 throughout, but on the live “dance contest” version, they do a seamless type 1 clave change to 3-2 for the “especuladora, llora llorona” coro. Thus, the piano tumbaos for Por qué paró 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all in 3-2 and the audio files are wrong!
And they sound WAY better with the right clave!
Download the fixed files (8 in total because of fast and slow versions) here:
Sorry about that but better late than never … and how come nobody caught this and emailed me? jajajja
And while were on the topic of the fabulous Por qué paró, there are now no less than FOUR live versions of this masterpiece (although the one from the 1997 Festival de la Juventud doesn’t have the 3-2 part – Issac left out the tembleque contest – note that this was the festival where Charanga Habanera got suspended for their racy show.
The first one is the one that corresponds most closely to the book: