Composed by Alex Shaw, Respete El Tambor (Respect the Drum) references the rich drum/dance traditions of Afro-Cuban rumba and Afro-Brazilian bloco afro style suingue.
Performed and filmed live at World Cafe Live for "Revivals of Blackness" on April 2, 2021, with overdubs added in May, 2021, and premiered on June 3, 2021.
Musicians: Alex Shaw (vocals, percussion); Lela Aisha Jones (vocals) Luke Carlos O’Reilly (piano), Matt Parrish (bass), Anwar Marshall (drums), Chris Williams (trumpet), Raul Cisneros (congas)
Audio Engineers: Jorgan Krug, Kelvin Grant
Recording Engineer: Jon Picciano
Audio Mixing: Alex Shaw & Jon Picciano
Mastering: Andrew Lipke