El rock de mi pueblo

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Colombia's roots rocker Carlos Vives returns with the follow-up to his hit Déjame entrar. As always, Colombian rhythms of cumbia and vallenato anchor uptempo dance music delivered with plenty of local flavor. But El rock might be Vives' most expansive album yet since teaming up with Miami majordomos Emilio Estefan, Sebastian Krys, and Andrés Castro. Tracks such as "Santa Marta / Kingston / New Orleans" make plain the circuit of musical influences that unite the ports of the Caribbean basin, proving ska, cumbia, and rock 'n' roll to be kissing cousins. Elsewhere, Vives takes an acoustic turn, delivering a heartfelt ballad, "Voy a olvidarme de mi." Fans of the hunky, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Colombia's roots rocker Carlos Vives returns with the follow-up to his hit Déjame entrar. As always, Colombian rhythms of cumbia and vallenato anchor uptempo dance music delivered with plenty of local flavor. But El rock might be Vives' most expansive album yet since teaming up with Miami majordomos Emilio Estefan, Sebastian Krys, and Andrés Castro. Tracks such as "Santa Marta / Kingston / New Orleans" make plain the circuit of musical influences that unite the ports of the Caribbean basin, proving ska, cumbia, and rock 'n' roll to be kissing cousins. Elsewhere, Vives takes an acoustic turn, delivering a heartfelt ballad, "Voy a olvidarme de mi." Fans of the hunky, patriotic singer will take this one to heart.
All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
El Rock de Mi Pueblo has the infectious, irresistible, organic, natural quality of a backyard jam session. The palette used is full of vibrant earth tones, tonal colors as honest and real as Carlos Vives' living, breathing lyricism. The joy and excitement is intoxicating and unavoidable. Vives' sensitive yet contemporary treatment of the vallenato music of his native Colombia is a breath of fresh air in the often over-processed Latin pop world, which often either refuses to update or completely obliterate the native musical styles. With smart production from Emilio Estefan, Jr. and intuitive musical direction from Vives, El Rock de Mi Pueblo is neither vallenato nor rock en español. They have instead created a music for their people, who live in multiple worlds simultaneously, a world that requires constant reinvention and integration of the old with the new. Brilliantly engineered and arranged, Vives has created his most sonically pleasing project to date, which won him a Latin Grammy nomination in 2004. The tuneful writing and intelligent lyrics distinguishes Vives as one of the smartest practitioners of the craft today. There are few artists in the broad genre creating records as charming or listenable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2004
  • Label: EMI INTERNATIONAL
  • UPC: 724357830621
  • Catalog Number: 78306
  • Sales rank: 81,094

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carlos Vives Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Carlos Vives Composer, Liner Notes
Emilio Estefan Jr. Producer
Sebastián Krys Producer
Egidio Cuadrado Composer
Andres Castro Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Another gold star...

    Thanks for having this music available!

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    Posted October 1, 2010

    La Fabulosa

    I love CV-- he is the bomb

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