Viva Cuba Libre!

Viva Cuba Libre!

     
 

The Buena Vista Social Club's album and film of the same title have certainly stoked the American public's appetite for Cuban music, and this wonderful 14-song compilation builds off the momentum created by that Ry Cooder project. The music itself is incredible from start to finish, featuring some of the most prominent artists in the Cuban…  See more details below

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The Buena Vista Social Club's album and film of the same title have certainly stoked the American public's appetite for Cuban music, and this wonderful 14-song compilation builds off the momentum created by that Ry Cooder project. The music itself is incredible from start to finish, featuring some of the most prominent artists in the Cuban son style, including the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Compay Segundo, and Ibrahim Ferrer. And the packaging is equally moving, with a booklet featuring 100 full-color photos of Cuban life taken by acclaimed Italian photographer Stefano Biliotti. Together, the songs and images serve to immerse the listener in the ambience of Cuba, from the rolling fields and sunny climate evoked by Carlos Puebla's pastoral ballad "Hasta Siempre" to the lively celebratory atmosphere of Vieja Trova Santiaguera's take on the classic "Guajira Guantanamera." A colorful glimpse of old Havana at its purest, Viva Cuba Libre! is a magical, transcendent collection with the power to transport the listener straight into the heart of Cuban culture.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2001
Label:
Amiata Records
UPC:
0657711030026
catalogNumber:
110300

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Tracks

  1. Amor Verdadero  - Ibrahim Ferrer
  2. Chan Chan  - Compay Segundo
  3. Hasta Siempre  - Carlos Puebla
  4. Guajira Guantanamera  -  Vieja Trova Santiaguera
  5. El Carrettero  - Guillermo Portables
  6. Dos Gardenias  - Roberto Sanchez
  7. El Quarto de Tula  - Eliades Ochoa
  8. Y Tal Vez  - Omara Portuondo
  9. Lo Que Yo Quisiera Ser  - Ramón Veloz
  10. El Tren  -  Vieja Trova Santiaguera
  11. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas  - Omara Portuondo
  12. Ay Candela  - Ibrahim Ferrer
  13. A Toda Cuba le Gusta  - Ramón Veloz
  14. Mandinga  - Rubén González

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Omara Portuondo   Track Performer
Rubén González   Track Performer
Eliades Ochoa   Track Performer
Carlos Puebla   Track Performer
Vieja Trova Santiaguera   Track Performer
Ramón Veloz   Track Performer
Afro-Cuban All Stars   Track Performer
Compay Segundo   Track Performer
Ibrahim Ferrer   Track Performer
Roberto Sanchez   Track Performer
Guillermo Portables   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Guillermo Portabales   Composer
Cheo Marquetti   Composer
Demetrio Muniz   Arranger
Matteo Silva   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Juan de Marcos González   Director
Tracy Liu   Artwork
Carlo Savona   Graphic Design
Francisco Repilado   Composer
Rodriguez Fiffe   Composer
Joselito Fernandez   Composer

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