Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Rock, Latin Music
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Arriba mi gente!
CLAUDIA | USA | 03/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had to write a review to this cd after reading some of the negative feedback certain cd reviewers had on this site. This is a good cd and is definetely worth your money. First of all, this is a Colombian singer, who comes out of a country currently filled with so much hardship. We need to support singers from Colombia and help shed a positive light on that beautiful country. He has a very romantic voice, and the album flows gracefully, rythmically. It is not for salsa-only fanatics, but moreso for the romantics, the lovers. One reviewer complained of "Los Panchos" sounding much better in the songs' original versions, but there is no reason to compare. Zaa is a modern artist who is gracefully bringing back old music of bygone days. If it weren't for artists like him, most people would never have the opportunity to listen to the beautiful, poetic lyrics from groups like "Los Panchos". Oh, and the issue about him being nice looking and marketed: get real, everyone is marketed, welcome to capitalism. As a Colombian-American, I am grateful for cds like this one."
It's really good
CLAUDIA | 10/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is very romantic and outstanding"
Heard it. Had to buy it.
CLAUDIA | 04/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this in a Berkeley burrito place. It grew on me while I was waiting for my order. I speak only burrito Spanish, so the lyrics were lost on me; however, the melancholy romanticism in the voice resonated in my soul. When that high, husky-breathy, effortless tenor (think Sade ["shar-day"]) seamlessly slid onto the keyboard and guitars of the second track (Odiame), I knew I had to have this music and begged the owner to tell me what it was. Purists (see other reviewers) will doubtless have problems with his styling, but I love it. The owner said he was Puerto Rican, I thought the voice was a woman's, and my sweetie thought the music was Greek. Turns out Charlie's a Columbian guy doing a genre some say was born in Cuba. Whatever. Buy it. Play it. Dance with your sweetie (or a broom) all night."