A Night in Havana Cuba

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Soneros de Verdad - A Buena Vista
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Cesar Mora - Maria Canela
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Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Santo António do Zaire
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Yuri Buenaventura - Au café des délices
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Francisco Aguabella - Guajira Candela
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Havana D´Primera & Pirulo y la Tribu - La Negra Tomasa A/K/A Bilongo
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Septeto Santiaguero - Amor Silvestre
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A DEFINITIVE SALSA SAMPLER, A NIGHT IN HAVANA,
IS BEING RELEASED BY Take 5 Music

THE SET OF INFECTIOUS CUBAN DANCE MUSIC FEATURES EIGHT TOP ENSEMBLES IN AN IRRESISTIBLE PROGRAM

“Salsa,” which is Spanish for sauce, became widely used in the 1970s as a term for Cuban dance music but had already been around in various forms for decades. Based in Afro-Cuban music but also influenced by musical trends in New York, Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America, salsa has been very popular for over a half century yet never seems to run out of inventive ideas and new talents.

A Night In Havana is an excellent sampler of the world of salsa. It begins with the second generation of the Buena Vista Social Club (A Buena Vista) performing “Songeros de Verdad” with plenty of spirit, assertive percussion and a very good lead singer. “Cesar Mora” features a talented female lead singer (Maria Canela) on a catchy performance that includes some prominent trombones.

While bassist-singer Richard Bona has earned a strong reputation in jazz circles, on “Te Dikalo” his vocals fit very solidly into the mainstream of salsa. Richard Lemvo & Maikin Loca’s “Santo Antonio Do Zaire” not only features their winning vocals but an impressive brass section. Yuri Buenaventura on “Au Café Des Delices” offers a change of pace, a thoughtful rendition that is still quite danceable.

The second half of the program starts with the late great conguero Francisco Aguabella performing stirring music on “Guajira Candela.” Alexander Abreau, Havana D’primera & Prulo y ala Tribu are exuberant on “La Negra Tomasa” which features a playful melody that is pushed by a prominent cowbell. Septeto Santiaguero’s “Amor Silvestre” is a simple piece given a strong forward momentum during a performance full of vitality. The memorable set concludes with an encore from the warm voice of Yuri Buenaventura on “Je me suis fait tout petit,” a rhythmic vamp that is quite singable.

Many of the musical sides of salsa are displayed on A Night In Havana with the music featuring an impressive amount of variety, covering a wide range of moods, grooves, and melodic ideas. What each of the nine selections on this sampler have in common is that they are rhythmic, catchy, and very danceable, matching the singers with irresistible rhythms by the creative percussionists, high musicianship, and creative arrangements,

A Night In Havana serves as both an excellent sampler for listeners not familiar with salsa, and a high-quality set of Cuban dance music for veteran listeners and dancers.

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Take 5 Music Los Angeles, California

Take 5 Music is an Electronic-Lounge and World Music label. With over 30 titles in the Electronica-Lounge, Oriental Belly Dance and World Beat music genres. Currently moving further into the Down-Tempo genre.
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