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Areíto (album)

Areíto is the sixth album by Juan Luis Guerra with his band 440, released in 1992. The album, meant to be a tribute to the indigenous tribes of the Dominican Republic, continued to show a strong African/Aborigene music influence in Guerra's songs: Famous congolese musician Diblo Dibala played guitar in the song "El Costo de la Vida", which was a Spanish cover of his own soukous song "Kimia Eve"; and the last track on the album, "Naboria daca, mayanimacaná", is sung in Arawak, the language of the Taíno people.


The areíto or areyto was a type of performance and ceremony of the Taíno people of the Caribbean. The areíto involved dancing, singing and music, and conveyed elements of Taíno religion and culture. It generally took place on designated grounds in villages.

Areito (record label)

Areito is a Cuban record label founded in 1964 as the primary imprint of EGREM, which is based in Havana. Areito is named after the recording studio from which the vast majority of its catalog stems, which in turn was named after the Taíno ritual of the same name. Prior to the nationalization of the Cuban music industry in 1961, the studio was property of the Panart record label. Since the 1960s, Areito/EGREM has been the main music company in Cuba, managing most of the recording, manufacture and distribution of albums, EPs and singles in the country. Areito's counterpart in eastern Cuba is Siboney.

Both imprints, Areito and Siboney, were discontinued by EGREM in 1996. EGREM's studios in Havana are still called Estudios Areito.

Areito (disambiguation)

The areíto was a performance and ceremony of the Taíno people of the Caribbean.

Areíto, areito or areyto may also refer to:

  • Areíto (album), an album by Juan Luis Guerra
  • Areito (record label), a Cuban record label
  • Areyto (EP), an EP by Puya