Sunday, October 9 2011
Cuba is a tragic-romantic melting pot which finds solace and sexuality in music.
Monday, September 12 2011
Imagine if Theodor Adorno wrote Disney princess songs -- only, you know, with a salsa band.
Wednesday, August 17 2011
A misguided attempt to class up some old salsa tunes by adding remixes, jazz piano, and Sacred Rhythms.
Thursday, April 21 2011
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
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
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
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
The audience asks for dancing, and Noël gives them something to dance to.
Wednesday, May 20 2009
This collection of raucous 1960s New York boogaloo has a strong soul component.
Monday, May 4 2009
Hip-shaking Latin genre celebrated on strong compilation.