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Sunday, October 9 2011

Malecón Melodies in ‘Cuba: Island of Music’

Cuba is a tragic-romantic melting pot which finds solace and sexuality in music.


Monday, September 12 2011

Sergent Garcia: Una y Otra Vez

Imagine if Theodor Adorno wrote Disney princess songs -- only, you know, with a salsa band.


Wednesday, August 17 2011

Joaquin “Joe” Claussell: Hammock House: Africa Caribe

A misguided attempt to class up some old salsa tunes by adding remixes, jazz piano, and Sacred Rhythms.


Thursday, April 21 2011

Various: Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York

Fania Records had it all: salsa, soul, jazz, grooves, horns, Chopin, subway imitations, and a seemingly inexhaustible appetite for urban America.


Thursday, September 2 2010

Various Artists: The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 1

Two and a half hours of catchy and curious tracks from Fruko y Sus Tesos, Wganda Kenya, and others involved in the golden period of Afro-influenced, funked-up tropical music recorded by the legendary Discos Fuentes label.


Sunday, August 1 2010

Grupo Fantasma: El Existential

On their fourth studio album, Grupo Fantasma continue to throw elements of funk, reggae, and rock into their danceable stew of Latin American styles and somehow make it sound completely natural.


Thursday, January 14 2010

Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro: Tradition in Transition

For the bulk of this album, Quantic and his combo don't put a foot wrong. The result is a modern fusion sound based on Colombian rhythms infused with Brazilian string arrangements, Panamanian soul, and some wonderful salsa piano.


Monday, August 31 2009

Cecilia Noël: A Gozar!

The audience asks for dancing, and Noël gives them something to dance to.


Wednesday, May 20 2009

Various Artists: Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-vous in Young Nuyorica

This collection of raucous 1960s New York boogaloo has a strong soul component.


Monday, May 4 2009

Various Artists: !Salsa!

Hip-shaking Latin genre celebrated on strong compilation.


Bio Ritmo: Bionico (Capsule Reviews) [10.Nov.08]
Various: Think Global: Fiesta Latina (Capsule Reviews) [26.May.08]
Various: Think Global: Salsa (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.07]
El Cantante (Reviews) [3.Aug.07]
Various: Colombia! (Reviews) [15.Jul.07]
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