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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
A huge star in France, Venezuela's Yuri Buenaventura is a fabulous modern salsero who isn't afraid to inject a political edge into his music. Taking advantage of his Gallic popularity by singing in both French and Spanish, he's quite adaptable, as this collection shows, performing duets with Cuban rappers Los Orishas and also with French/Algerian rai singer Faudel, as well as covering an old Mano Negra song, "Mala Vida." That he can do such things and still keep a driving, rooted sound is a fine high-wire act, and one Buenaventura pulls off with aplomb. The label has cherry-picked the most upbeat and frantic of his music here, all 12 cuts guaranteed to get even a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
A huge star in France, Venezuela's Yuri Buenaventura is a fabulous modern salsero who isn't afraid to inject a political edge into his music. Taking advantage of his Gallic popularity by singing in both French and Spanish, he's quite adaptable, as this collection shows, performing duets with Cuban rappers Los Orishas and also with French/Algerian rai singer Faudel, as well as covering an old Mano Negra song, "Mala Vida." That he can do such things and still keep a driving, rooted sound is a fine high-wire act, and one Buenaventura pulls off with aplomb. The label has cherry-picked the most upbeat and frantic of his music here, all 12 cuts guaranteed to get even a chair-bound listener sweating. This is some of the finest modern salsa around; add in the two videos the disc includes and you've got quite a bargain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Wrasse Records
  • EAN: 5060001271729
  • Catalog Number: 147

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Salsa (4:28)
  2. 2 Guajiro del Monte (4:36)
  3. 3 Ne Me Quitte Pas (5:37)
  4. 4 El Guerrero (4:24)
  5. 5 El Sol de Buscaja (5:46)
  6. 6 Vagabundo (3:19)
  7. 7 Donde Estaras (3:34)
  8. 8 Salsa Rai (4:09)
  9. 9 Banano de Uraba (4:46)
  10. 10 Mala Vida (4:29)
  11. 11 Palo y Cuero (4:37)
  12. 12 Insensatez (5:58)
  13. 13 Une Belle Histoire
  14. 14 Salsa
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yuri Buenaventura Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Tony Cousins Mastering
Pierre Delanoé Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Michel Fugain Composer
Djamel Ben Yelles Arranger
Manu Chao Composer
Nabil Khalidi Composer
Andrés Viáfara Arranger, Composer, Producer
Yuri Buenaventura Composer, Producer
Orishas Composer
Anna Logik Producer, Remixing
Nico Nocci Producer
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