Putumayo Presents: Afro-Latino

Putumayo Presents: Afro-Latino


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Putumayo Presents: Afro-Latino

Far from a typical salsa release, Putumayo Presents: Afro Latino is an intriguing compilation that examines the relationship between African music and Afro-Cuban music in the 1990s. African rhythms were instrumental in the development of son, cha cha, mambo, guaguanco, and other Cuban styles that came to be called salsa, and things really became ironic when artists in different parts of Africa started embracing salsa. Spanning 1995-1998, this 12-song CD boasts salsa recordings by both African and Cuban artists. Tam-Tam 2000's "Me Vuelvo Guajiro," Ricardo Lemvo's "Mambo Yo Yo," and Africando's "Yah Boy" reveal how exciting it can be when artists from Senegal and the Congo combine modern African pop (especially soukous) with salsa, while Cuban recordings like Papi Oviedo's "Vivo en el Monte," Cuarteto Oriente's "Mueve la Cintura Mulata" and Conjunto Céspedes' "Aideu" can serve as reminders of the rhythmic debt that Cubans owe to Africans. And to make things even more interesting, Putumayo also includes Peruvian singer Julian Avalos and Afro-Andes' "Mujer Magica," an engaging combination of Afro-Cuban and South American elements. Full of surprises, this is a superb collection that lovers of both African and Afro-Cuban music shouldn't miss.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/1998
Label: Putumayo World Music
UPC: 0790248013923
catalogNumber: 139

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sam Mangwana   Track Performer
Orchestra Baobab   Track Performer
Africando   Track Performer
Papi Oviedo   Track Performer
Conjunto Céspedes   Track Performer
Ricardo Lemvo   Track Performer
Vieja Trova Santiaguera   Track Performer
4 Etoiles   Track Performer
Cuarteto Oriente   Track Performer
Ruy Mingas   Track Performer
Julian Avalos and Afro-Andes   Track Performer
Tam-Tam 2000   Track Performer
Makina Loca   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lichi Fuentes   Arranger
Dan Storper   Executive Producer
Bill Purcell   Artwork
Nicola Heindl   Illustrations
Gladys "Bobi" Céspedes   Arranger
Angeloro   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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