About This Song
Rhumba Dee” was written by Stevan Pasero and recorded with ensemble in 2010 on the album called Twelve Shades of Night featuring bassist Sascha Jacobsen, the Musical Art Quintet (string quintet), Felix de Lola (cajon & palmas) and Colin Douglas (drums & percussion). The album features Brazilian, Spanish & American compositions infused with bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, classical and jazz styles. Afterwards, Stevan performed the work as a solo concert piece and re-recorded a version in 2012, “Rhumba Dee – single,” which was transcribed to sheet music in 2014. The song is set with rhumba rhythm and highlights rasgueado accents and a melody-chord arrangement.