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Putumayo Presents Latin Beat
     

Putumayo Presents Latin Beat

 
Putumayo does its usual thang in compiling a series of global tracks that all represent the inroads made into Latin music by other forms rather than the other way around. Predictably, the results are mixed. These tracks, which come from Cuba, the U.S., New Zealand, Colombia, Spain, Ecuador, and even an amalgam from the U.K., Colombia, and Africa's Congo, all begin as

Overview

Putumayo does its usual thang in compiling a series of global tracks that all represent the inroads made into Latin music by other forms rather than the other way around. Predictably, the results are mixed. These tracks, which come from Cuba, the U.S., New Zealand, Colombia, Spain, Ecuador, and even an amalgam from the U.K., Colombia, and Africa's Congo, all begin as Latin grooves, from cumbias to sons, to merengues and rumbas, and are added to by modern -- sometimes synthetic -- percussion, multi-layered vocals, keyboards, and guitars, while retaining their root Afro-Latin sounds. The best moments here are from Spain's Digitano on "Así Sin Querer," with its trip-hop and DJ beats meeting fado head-on in a seductive, sultry meld; Colombia's Profetas with "Chocolate," which uses rumba, jazz, and hip-hop with a gorgeous collaboration between singers and rappers and numerous instrumentalists; and Cuba's Calle 66 with "Quédate Donde Estás," with its big rhythms above a near traditional son. In a sense, given the name recognition of most of the artists here (all of whom have had hit singles and appear on other comps regularly), this is more for fans of Putumayo than those of "Latin beat."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2011
Label:
Putumayo World Music
UPC:
0790248031224
catalogNumber:
312

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Technical Credits

Michael Ramos   Composer
Dan Storper   Executive Producer,Song Selection
Nicola Heindl   Artwork,Cover Art
Edesio Alejandro   Composer
Jacob Edgar   Liner Notes
Joseph Serrato   Composer
Jontre   Composer
Dnoe   Composer
Andrew Spraggon   Composer
Sara McGuinness   Composer
Jose Hendrix Ndelo   Composer
Cuqui Cardenas   Composer
Nathan Crandall   Cover Art
Mariposa Solar   Composer
Antombo Yoryette   Composer
Andrea Ruilova   Composer
Rodriguez Salva   Composer
Pablo Belalcázara Paz   Composer
Nassiry Lugo   Composer
Nadia Ruiz   Composer
Langangui Barahona   Composer

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