Under the aegis of ethnomusicologists Fernando Ortiz and Obdulio Morales, Valdés helped popularize Afro-Cuban music throughout Latin America. In 1949, she became one of the first female Santería singers to be recorded. Her debut album was released at the start of the 1960s, when the Cuban government nationalized over the record industry . 1989: Orishas: Aché III (EGREM). 1990: Cubanísimo (EGREM/Fonomusic) – with others under the direction of Andrés Alén and Ramón Huerta. 1990: Aché IV (EGREM) – with Yoruba Andabo.
Closing off the album, Ache offer a cover of The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out". Although this wouldn't be the first time Ache tipped their hat to the Fantastic Four, it's a great example of how a song can be reimagined successfully. Instead of taking the song at face value, Ache make "We Can Work It Out" their own, taking the skeletal frame and chorus and fusing it into a Hammond organ jam that nearly kisses the nine minute mark.
Solo yo (mini album). Schola Cantorum Coralina. 0 €. Genre: Afrocuban music. Lazaro Ros. Lázaro Ros. Habana De Mi Corazón. Espiritistas A Cantar.
It was a return to recording after a long absence from the studio, and the first of four albums of Yoruba-roots influenced music. The album won an EGREM prize. Aché is the Cuban spelling of Ase the Orisha term for "life power", and Valdés herself was sometimes known by the nickname "Little Aché".
- Copyright (c) – Egrem
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Egrem
- Recorded At – Estudios EGREM
- Design – Sergio Andollo
- Drums, Bata – Jesus Perez*
- Edited By – José Pérez Lerroy
- Liner Notes – Reynaldo Gonzalez*
- Musical Assistance – Margarita Nuñez
- Photography By – Ernesto Javier
- Producer – Jorge Rodríguez
- Vocals – Merceditas Valdes
- Written-By – Yoruba*
Notes(P) & (C) 1989.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A): LDS-4630-A
- Matrix / Runout (Runout B): LDS-4630-B
- Other (Contract:): NC 61-15
- Other: D. P.