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Merengue: Up-Up-Tempo Dance Dynamite from the Dominican Republic
Francisco Ulloa
Merengue: Up-Up-Tempo Dance Dynamite from the Dominican Republic
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 

      
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All Artists: Francisco Ulloa
Title: Merengue: Up-Up-Tempo Dance Dynamite from the Dominican Republic
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Globe Style UK
Release Date: 12/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Caribbean & Cuba, Dominican Republic, Europe, British Isles, Mexico, Latin Pop, Tropical, Merengue
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667302029
 

CD Reviews

Perico Rípiao at it's best!!!
Brooklyn's Finest | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, this master of the accordian is one of the legends of folkloric Dominican dance music; Perico Rípiao (a traditional form of "Merengue" which originated in the 1930's). He tears through the chord changes as if he were literally 'ripping the feathers off of a parrot' (reference to the loose english translation for "Perico Rípiao"). He has the chops of no one I've ever heard.
I wish that I knew the names of the other musicians on the session... they're also VERY burnin' on these tracks!!!
It's a smal group: One (maybe two) percussionist(s), bass player, alto saxophonist, Francisco on accordian/background vocals, and a singer (who's playing guira if I'm not mistaken).
I never get tired of this CD -- When I play this record at parties, everyone has a great time!
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