Negra Tiene Tumbao

La Negra Tiene Tumbao

by Celia Cruz
     
 

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Forever the innovator, the undisputed Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, has topped the charts with her 2001 CD release, La Negra Tiene Tumbao. Mesmerizing tumbao rhythms permeate this recording that has captivated critics and fans alike. The warm and zesty music appeals to both younger and older audiences. Cruz, in her eighh decade of life and fifth decade of

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Forever the innovator, the undisputed Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, has topped the charts with her 2001 CD release, La Negra Tiene Tumbao. Mesmerizing tumbao rhythms permeate this recording that has captivated critics and fans alike. The warm and zesty music appeals to both younger and older audiences. Cruz, in her eighh decade of life and fifth decade of recording, is also hot with the young set. At her historic appearance at the 2001 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the audience was jammed with young people who came to pay homage to the living legend. She did not disappoint, dressed in dazzling sequins and belting out tune after tune in her vibrant and seasoned voice. Keeping up with the times, the title track of the CD features a long rap sequence that has made it wildly popular with not only young Latino fans, but English-speaking audiences as well. The song and album that are up for a Latin Grammy can be heard not only on the big Latin American stations in L.A., New York, and Miami, but on many English-speaking stations as well. While "La Negra Tiene Tumbao" may be the CD's biggest draw, there are many other outstanding selections on the recording. Backed by a big sound of trumpets, trombones, and percussion instruments, Cruz puts out a musical feast of Afro-Cuban sound, such as on "Tatia Bilongo" and "Sin Clave No Hoy." The latter tune features a wonderful piano solo by Isidro Infante. Cruz sings a couple of great duets with musical colleague Johnny Pachecho. "Dejenme Vivir" and "Tararea Kumbayea" are a happy union of the voices of these longtime friends. From start to finish, the CD swings, as the electrifying and indefatigable Celia Cruz proves once again that being young is a state of mind.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0037628451921
catalogNumber:
84519

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Performance Credits

Celia Cruz   Primary Artist
Johnny Pacheco   Harmonica,Percussion,Background Vocals
Willie Rodriguez   Piano
Hector Casanova   Maracas
Richie Flores   Conga
Jorge Gonzalez   Bongos
Papo Lucca   Piano
Ozzie Melendez   Trombone
Marc Quiñones   Percussion,Timbales
Nestor Sanchez   Background Vocals
Hector Colon   Trumpet
Sergio George   Piano,Keyboards
Isidro Infante   Piano,Keyboards
Ray Colon   Bongos
Nelson Hernandez   Baritone Saxophone
Raul Agraz   Trumpet
Luis Quintero   Percussion
Guido Diaz   Guitar
Pablo Santaella   Trombone
Jhon Jairo Ibañez   Background Vocals
Mikey Perfecto   Guest Appearance
Rubén Rodríguez   Bass
Jose Tavares   Bass
Bill Romero   Conga
Carlos Henríquez   Bass
Roberto Luis Rodriguez   Trumpet
John Scarpulla   Baritone Saxophone
Marco Antonio Ibanez   Background Vocals
Joe King   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Pacheco   Arranger,Producer
Bobby Valentín   Arranger
Celia Cruz   Liner Notes
Mario DeJesús   Engineer
Oscar Gomez   Executive Producer
Papo Lucca   Arranger
Sergio George   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Mario Houben   Graphic Design
Angel Carrasco   Contributor,Executive Producer
Isidro Infante   Arranger,Producer
Nelson Hernandez   Arranger
Guido Diaz   Engineer
Victor Daniel   Arranger
Rafael Lugo   Composer
Federico Llado   Composer

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