The original Dirty Dancing was set in the Catskills in 1963 but featured '80s soundtrack fodder from Patrick Swayze, Eric Carmen, and Jennifer Warnes. Havana Nights, set in Cuba in the late '50s, has a soundtrack complete with Spanish-inflected hip-hop and R&B. Oh well -- fans of era-appropriate mambo and cha-cha-chá are not the audience for this film, anyway. The younger demo will get something of an introduction to Latin music, at least in the form of contemporary standouts such as the Cuban rap ensemble Orishas (joined with Broadway vocalist Heather Headley in a nearly unrecognizable remix) and Colombia's Aterciopelados. New York's Grammy-nominated Afro-Latin powerhouse Yerba Buena represent with their savvy update "Guajira (I Love U 2 Much)," but it's likely that these solid contributions will be overshadowed by Christina Aguilera's Spanish turn on "El Beso del Final," Black Eyed Peas' title track, and Carlos Santana's two cuts with crooner Jorge Moreno. The best of both worlds is Mya's "Do You Only Wanna Dance," ingeniously combining vintage mambo samples (Machito & His Afro-Cubans) and the Diwali riddim. It's reprised in a big band format to close out this tropical treat.
Performance CreditsMarc Ribot Guitar
Dave Valentin Flute
Alfredo de la Fe Violin
Agustin Pantoja Percussion
Ron Blake Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ed Calle Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andy González Bass
Ron Harris Keyboards
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández Timbales
Julio Hernández Bass
Andres Levin Keyboards,Vocals
Lee Levin Drums
Lester Mendez Keyboards
Karl Perazzo Percussion
Rudy Pérez Keyboards
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Ahmed Barroso Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
John Kricker Trombone
Jason Carder Trumpet
Dan Warner Guitar
Carlos Santana Guitar
Vinicius Cantuaria Guitar,Tambourine,Pandeiro,Surdo
Jim Hacker Trumpet
Angel "Cucco" Peña Conductor
Richard Bravo Percussion
Pedro Martinez Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Vocals
Héctor Buitrago Vocals
Alejandro Gómez Cáceras Guitar
Carlos Franco Requinto
George Pajon Guitar
Jesus Jorge Horn
Xiomara Laugart Vocals
Heather Headley Vocals
Andrea Echeverri Vocals
Descemer Bueno Background Vocals
Pablo DeLa Loza Acoustic Guitar
Teddy Campbell Drums
Rashawn Ross Trumpet,Vocals
Hiram Riven Medina Vocals,Hand Clapping
Cucu Diamantes Vocals
Don Divino Vocals
DJ Broccolli Turntables
Ocavio Kotan Tres
LaTavia Parker Background Vocals
Jenilee Reyes Background Vocals
Technical CreditsSam Cooke Composer
Tom Snow Composer
Omar Alfanno Composer
Manny Benito Producer
Franne Golde Composer
Ismael Miranda Composer
Joy Askew Composer
Budd Carr Executive Producer
N'Dea Davenport Composer
Ron Fair Vocal Arrangements
Jim Gaines Engineer
Ron Harris Arranger,Programming
Andres Levin Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Tony Maserati Programming
Lester Mendez Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Rudy Pérez Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Tim Roberts Pro-Tools
Itaal Shur Composer
Camilo Valencia Horn Arrangements
Damon Thomas Producer
Glen Marchese Engineer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Wyclef Jean Composer,Producer
Angel "Cucco" Peña Arranger,Producer
Jazze Pha Producer
Jake Davies Engineer
Arturo O'Farrill Composer
Rafael Torres Composer
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Joe Caldas Engineer
Héctor Buitrago Composer,Programming
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Composer,Producer
Alex Mosquera Composer
Jorge Moreno Composer
Harvey Mason Producer
Lee Dixon Composer
Bob "Bassy" Bob Brackmann Engineer
Lawrence Bender Executive Producer
Jesus Jorge Horn Arrangements
Tamar Braxton Composer
Kenji Shimoda Engineer
Sy Smith Composer
Karen Lamberton Executive Producer
Carlos Paucar Engineer
Arnold Wolfe Engineer
Randy Spendlove Executive Producer
Rob Herrera Programming
Andrea Echeverri Composer
Joel C. High Music Executive
Dabling Harward Engineer
Descemer Bueno Composer,Horn Arrangements
John Pirretti Engineer
Havana Hustlers Programming
Roldan Gonzales Rivero Composer
Chip Karpells Engineer
Oji Nwankwo Music Executive
LaTavia Parker Composer
Debi Nova Composer
David Robbins Engineer
William Adams Composer
Tameka Cottle Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
THIS IS THE BEST CD MY FAV EVER DIEGO LUNA AND RAMOLA ARE SO AWESOME TOGETHER AND THE CD IS JUST AS GOOD AS THE MOVIE THIS IS A DIFFENENT BUY AND BY THE WAY DIEGO LUNA IS FOR MY SIS
WOWWW!!!..this cd is the best cd i have heard for a LONG TIME.. i love latin music and dance..and if u like listening to latin music with a little twist of hip hop..this is the one. you can't stop dancing. the movie is also GREAT, the setting the music everything is the best. you will soon get addicted to this cd too. well enjoy. adios
With vibrant beats and rhythms this soundtracks captures latin culture.... with talented artist performing latin music....
this the bst soundtrack ever and go to the store now and buy it now dont miss out on this amazing cd diego and romola are awesome together props to them two
I went and saw Dirty Dancing, Havana Nights, and I have to say it was very good. It could of been a longer movie (1 hour + 26 min), but no complaints. It was very well acted and the on screen romance between the two main characters (Katie and Javier) was excellent. If you enjoyed the movie then you will definetly enjoy the soundtrack!
This movie was awesome! I never wanted to turn it off. I love the music. Me encanta Diego. Great movie all over. The soundtrack is off the chain too.
The movie was sweet, albeit melodramatic - although, that is what makes Latin culture so special. The music is hot, sultry and most definitely sensual! This soundtrack truly embodies Latin culture.
If you want to see some HOT, ethnic dancing. Watch this movie! The plot line is ok. It took me a little while to actually get into the story but the dancing is Estrictamente asombroso right from the start! Watch this moie!!!! The music is Afro-cuban as well as the dancing! So if you love music, and you love to dance, WATCH THIS MOVIE AHORA!
This is BEST CD i have ever bought and just to tell you i've bought A LOT. this is the best cd ever, and someone who also wrote a review said "shake your butt music" and that person was RIGHT. this is a perfect combination of latin and modern music ITS AWESOME (p.s. diego luna is SO CUTE "qe bonita") ALOS SEE DIRTY DANICNG HAVANA NIGHTS THE MOVIE ITS JUST AS GREAT AS THE CD. Also if you have seen the movie the person that the movie was based on never saw him again his name was "luis" tear tear how SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved this movie havanah nights. I have never watched any movie more than once and I watch Havanah every day. It is for sure the best movie I have ever seen. The stars, the music and the dancing never get boring to me. Maybe there will be a Havanah NightsII.
This cd is full of great songs. Songs to dance to or just listen to. I love it, it'd have to be my favorite soundtrack, or one of them.
When I first saw this movie I thought it was AMAZING!!!! It has been the best movie I've seen yet. After I watched it for the first time I watched it over and over again. If anybody wants to see an outstanding movie they should rent "Dirty Dancing Havana Nights". It is WAYYYY better than the original. It is very captivating movie, it made me want to get up and start dancing to the music. Romola Garia and Diego Luna are GREAT actors, and I believe they did a wonderful job doing this film.
Dirty Dancing Havana Nights is my favorite movie, I loved it so much I could watch it all over again if I wanted to. The songs from the soundtrack are amazing, it will make you dance to the beat of the music. Its very lively and up beat and I just love it.
lol the headline pretty much says it lol its an awesome movie!! The music, setting, and people are all awesome! Go see it, even though the critics say it sucks...it doesnt! And buy the soundtrack cuz the music is the best! Believe me...i thought Diego looked ugly in the previews but when u see the movie he is sssooo HOT even if u dont think you'll like the movie...diego makes it worth it! lol
This movie was very very good.......makes you want to get up and dance. I give Diego props for doing such a good job, i have seen him in other things, but this is his best work yet!
This is one of the best movies that you can see. if you like dancing movies watch this one.
this movie is no oscar winner but it's the first movie in a long time that made me smile as I left the theater. also, I could not stop dancing everywhere- at the store, on the street, in my apartment. oh- and I love diego luna.
I LUV THIS MOVIE!! PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE FIRST ONE AND DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS ONE, SEE IT! CAUSE IT IS GOOD!! anyways, Diego is SOOO hot and he is MINE. lol :-) great soundtrack, great movie, great guy, people SEE IT!!
I have never really gotten into the whole Spanish/Latin music, but that has definately changed since I heard this soundtrack. All the songs are good! My favorite is "El Baso del Final" by Christina Aguilera because she is so talented, although all the songs are good. I definately recommend this CD.
I thought that the movie was amazing because it's not a dance you see that much around and Diego is a total hotty! And the dancing is really amazing because it is sooo diverse!
When I saw the preview for the movie, I heard some of the music, I was hooked. If you like the latin hip hop feel then this is what you have to get.
this sound track mixes rap, R&B, and latin music together for a wonderful affect. This sound tract is one of the best I have ever herd. All the songs are unique and one of a kind with different styles and moods. The fit into the film beautifully. These songs are so unique that while other CD's get old after a while, this one seems to never get old even though I have listened to it for a very long time. My advise is to buy it!
I am obsessed with Dirty Dancing and this soundtrack by far is the best one that I have ever heard. I ennjoy latina dancing, cuban dancing, whatever, it's all great. This music is all from the movie which is awesome!
Dirty dancing havana nights is the best movie ive ever seen. i watch it over & over again and it never gets old!! its just wonderful.
this movie is the best movie I ever seen, the story is so nice and am only 13 years old and I've been doing ballroom when I was just 6 years old . Now that the soundtrack out it's even beter.