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¡Bien Jibaro!: Country Music of Puerto Rico
Edwin Colon Zayas Y Su Taller Campesino
¡Bien Jibaro!: Country Music of Puerto Rico
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
 
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Zayas is a virtuoso of the cuatro, the steel-stringed guitar of Puerto Rican musica jibara -- country music. His Taller Campesino is a first-rate lineup of four instrumentalists steeped in this exciting musical tradition w...  more »

      
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All Artists: Edwin Colon Zayas Y Su Taller Campesino
Title: ¡Bien Jibaro!: Country Music of Puerto Rico
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 8/29/2009
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Puerto Rico
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661505629, 011661505643

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Zayas is a virtuoso of the cuatro, the steel-stringed guitar of Puerto Rican musica jibara -- country music. His Taller Campesino is a first-rate lineup of four instrumentalists steeped in this exciting musical tradition which is unique in all the world. Joined here by the voice of award-winning trovador Arturo Santiago, Jr., Edwin Colon selected a variety of traditional songs and instrumental pieces to interest the novice and the connoisseur alike -- and performs them with state-of-the-art perfection.

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CD Reviews

Excellent. Fine Piece of Art. A must have for collectors.
Hector Rivera (cuatros@xsn.net) | Puerto Rico | 04/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Edwin Colon is the best Cuatro performer in Puerto Rico. The cuatros' fine quality sound and rich culture of Puerto Rico are detailed in these songs. It is like an imaginary trip to Puerto Rico's best concert. All latin world will ejoy it !!!!"
Jibaro Hasta El Hueso
O. Torres | New York, NY | 11/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Edwin Colon Zayas is one of many traditional Puerto Rican artists preserving the musical history of Jibaro country folk. Descendants of Puerto Ricans living in the United States and abroad would be surprised to learn that cuatro music is not just for Christmas.

In the central mountain range of Borinquen, this music is listened to on a daily basis by countryside residents. El aguinaldo, el seis and the décima are some of the main styles which characterize different regions. Coastal areas are more inclined to the playing of Bomba and Plena.

If you have a passion for Puerto Rican mountain music with the Cuatro, this CD is for you. I purchased a Cuatro last year; this CD has been an invaluable tool to learning to play along to some difficult routines."
Puerto Rican music at its best!!
elamboy | Dayton, OH United States | 07/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bien Jibaro! is definitely a must have. A great sample of a lot of different styles of the typical puertorrican music like seis, aguinaldo, danza etc. Edwin Colon is the best cuatro player in the world and I highly recommend all of his CD's."