Lucia: Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman / Edition 1

Lucia: Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman / Edition 1

by Robert Gay
     
 

When one thinks of sleek, polished, urbane romanticism in Latin pop, one tends to think of slow ballads -- the sort of ballads that suave lover men like Julio Iglesias, Marco Antonio Solís, José José, and Juan Gabriel (Latin adult contemporary singers, if you will) are known for. Words like "upbeat," "energetic," and "exuberant" generallySee more details below

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When one thinks of sleek, polished, urbane romanticism in Latin pop, one tends to think of slow ballads -- the sort of ballads that suave lover men like Julio Iglesias, Marco Antonio Solís, José José, and Juan Gabriel (Latin adult contemporary singers, if you will) are known for. Words like "upbeat," "energetic," and "exuberant" generally aren't the words that one associates with the phrase "romantic Latin adult pop," but in fact, one doesn't necessarily rule out the other. And if listeners need a demonstration of how a sleek album that is ceaselessly romantic can also be ceaselessly energetic, El Trono de México's Quiero Decirte Que Te Amo (I Want to Tell You That I Love You) is a prime example. El Trono de México have provided plenty of uptempo romanticism in the past, and they continue to do so on this 2010 release. Combining the bouncy duranguense beat with romantic Latin pop lyrics is the name of the game on Quiero Decirte Que Te Amo, which isn't a party album lyrically but has all the rhythmic and musical energy of a party album. El Trono de México's performances are consistently danceable, and we're not talking slow dancing. We're talking fast-tempo, move-your-body-all-around dancing, which is what the duranguense beat inspires on infectious tracks such as "Cielo de Estrellas" (Sky of Stars), "Maldito Miedo" (Goddamn Fear), "Un Hombre Que No Ha Sido el de Tus Sueños" (A Man Who Hasn't Been the Man of Your Dreams), and "Yo Soy Así" (I'm Like That). But if El Trono wanted to slow the tempo way down and turn this 34-minute CD into a ballads-oriented album of the Iglesias/Solís/Gabriel variety, the lyrics would certainly lend themselves to that type of approach. And while some regional Mexican enthusiasts might miss the ranchera elements that El Trono de México brought to 2008's Cruzando Fronteras, {|Quiero Decirte Que Te Amo|} is still an enjoyable outing from this duranguense combo.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592133390
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Voices of Latin American Life Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,256,101
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1Getting in13
Lucia's house23
2Rogerio29
Drug gangs54
3Marcos59
Police83
4Bruno89
Prison101
5School105
Education112
6Work115
Economy133
7Born again137
Religion150
8Getting out153
Last call168

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