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Rough Guide to the Music of Cuba, Vol. 2
     

The Rough Guide to the Music of Cuba, Vol. 2

 

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The nice thing about the Rough Guide releases is the incredible breadth that they attempt to shove into their albums. This album, focusing on Cuban music, is no exception. Campesina countryside styles are represented by people such as Celina Gonzalez. Cuban jazz is represented by Irakere and Bellita. Modern dancehall music is represented by

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The nice thing about the Rough Guide releases is the incredible breadth that they attempt to shove into their albums. This album, focusing on Cuban music, is no exception. Campesina countryside styles are represented by people such as Celina Gonzalez. Cuban jazz is represented by Irakere and Bellita. Modern dancehall music is represented by the Orquesta Riverside. The thick synth sound of Los Van Van is present. Big band music is here, from Mario Bauza (Machito's trumpeter, later solo bandleader, later in Dizzy Gillespie's bands). What is essentially direct Santeria ritual music is also present, courtesy of Lazaro Ros. All, or most of, the major styles of Cuban music show up at some point in this compilation. To top the diversity, most of the music is well performed. Irakere is always a pleaser as far as jazz is concerned. The great Patato leads a charge of beauty with Ritmo Y Candela, etc. For a general starting point to the music of the island, this is a wonderful album. For a better look into specific subgenres, there are probably better compilations out there -- for campesina, perhaps From the Tobacco Road; for dancehall, perhaps Diablo al Infierno (which even includes Cuban heavy metal); for jazz or mambos, any number of Tito Puente, Chucho Valdes, Irakere, or other albums. Still a good introduction, though.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633122527
catalogNumber:
1225
Rank:
43992

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Beny Moré   Composer
Miguel Matamoros   Composer
Ñico Saquito   Composer
Juan Formell   Composer
Octavio Rodriguez   Composer
Eliseo Grenet   Composer
Manuel Corona   Composer
Omar Sosa   Arranger
Lazaro Rizo   Composer
Ignacio Villa   Composer
Pedro Aranzola   Composer
Juan de Marcos González   Composer
Lázaro Villa   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ignacio Piñeiro   Composer
Alejandro Suárez   Arranger
Eduardo Himely   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Lubi Jovanovic   Liner Notes
Leonel Limonta   Composer
Adriana Garcia   translation
Maikel Blanco   Composer

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