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Canto
Super Seven, Los Super Seven
Canto
Genres: Country, World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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Formed in 1998 as a loose collective of (mostly) Texas musicians with a love for traditional Mexican melodies, Los Super Seven took exactly one week to produce a self-titled debut that was an offhand marvel of norteņo trad...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Super Seven, Los Super Seven
Title: Canto
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Release Date: 3/13/2001
Genres: Country, World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Americana, Mexico, Roots Rock, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646142929

Synopsis

Amazon.com's Best of 2001
Formed in 1998 as a loose collective of (mostly) Texas musicians with a love for traditional Mexican melodies, Los Super Seven took exactly one week to produce a self-titled debut that was an offhand marvel of norteño tradition and intimacy. Three years later, four of the original members--including David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos--return for Canto, but their musical ambitions have broadened from Tex-Mex house party to pan-Latin musical summit. Boasting guest appearances by Brazilian tropicalismo heavyweight Caetano Veloso, Los Angeles-based Cuban pianist Albert Salas, and Peruvian diva Susana Baca, Canto features some of the old-world romantic charm of Buena Vista Social Club (listen, in particular, to Raul Malo croon the album-opening "Siboney"), but the CD doesn't shy away from the subtler, breathier charms of Veloso or Baca's sophisticated Afro-Latin pop on "Drumi Drumi Mobila." Canto reaches its pinnacle on "Teresa," a Hildalgo-sung gem that mixes the rock experimentalism of Los Lobos with the percussive piano attack of Salas and a complex undertow of polyrhythms. At times like these, Canto sounds both like a logical extension of Ry Cooder's multimedia global juggernaut, and a not-so-subtle reminder that new musical traditions are often carved out by ignoring geographic boundaries. --Keith Moerer

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Latino Offering Much Diversity
rodboomboom | Dearborn, Michigan United States | 08/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of Latino music and musicians from around globe is certainly in a trajectory away from Los Super Seven, but still in vein of the richness and beauty of this passionate music genre. Especially into "Me Voy Pa'l Pueblo" and "Teresa."Neat added touch of comments by performers with the words and translation of each cut!"
A fine mix
T. Jackson | north carolina | 07/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album takes off in an interesting different direction for this group. I stumbled onto it on REal Rhapsody and was hooked right away. A fine mix of old standards that any latin music fan will recognize, but all done in distinctive, ear-catching ways. New tunes as well, and the funny but right addition of Veloso's Brazilian portuguese into the otherwise Spanish mix. Fairly straightforward arrangements but all performed with a clear passionate love for the music. Fine recording too. I'm a big latin music fan, have listened to the entire brilliant variety of musics from the latin world, and this album is right up there with the best."
Music to drink margaritas by...
Stephen Cabral | New England | 12/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is like a Mexican/Texan supergroup with various musicians mixing it up on various songs. Some of the musicians who come and go are Raul Malo, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Steve Berlin, Rick Trevino and many more talents. Every song is sung in either Spanish or Portuguese which usually makes it harder for me to appreciate but this CD is so great, I had no problem getting past the foreign lyrics. This is music to drink margaritas by!"