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Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
Ibrahim Ferrer
Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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Picking up where Buena Vista Social Club left off, BVSC Presents Ibrahim Ferrer soothes with the hushed romanticism of Cuba's yesteryear while boasting the talents of one of its greatest singers, Ibrahim Ferrer. Again ther...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Ibrahim Ferrer
Title: Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Nonesuch
Original Release Date: 6/8/1999
Release Date: 6/8/1999
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Bolero, Salsa, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075597953220, 769233005526

Synopsis

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Picking up where Buena Vista Social Club left off, BVSC Presents Ibrahim Ferrer soothes with the hushed romanticism of Cuba's yesteryear while boasting the talents of one of its greatest singers, Ibrahim Ferrer. Again there's an all-star lineup of musicians led by pianist Rubén González and singer Omara Portuondo creating music at the renowned Egrem studios, whose live room brings the slow lucidity and intense vigor of the Cuban classics to life. --Karen K. Hugg

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Deborah M. from MELBOURNE, FL
Reviewed on 11/23/2012...
I owned this CD before and let it go..wont do that this time..one of my favorite from the 'Club'..

CD Reviews

Boleros, son & nostalgia
Manny Hernandez | Bay Area, CA | 11/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the beginning of the delicious 'son' titled "Bruca Maniguá" it's impossible not to be dragged into an album that's like a trip through yesterday's Cuba, courtesy of Ibrahim Ferrer and Buena Vista Social Club.The album is a very successful and contagious combination of 'sones' (happy and rhythm filled pieces) and 'boleros' (the name for Latinamerican ballads). The two most successful samples for each, in my opinion, are "Mami Me Gustó" and "Aquellos Ojos Verdes." The first one, a 'son' composed decades ago by Arsenio Rodríguez, same composer of two more tracks in the album, includes a very upbeat piano solo by Rubén González, followed by a divine solo played by Papí Oviedo on the 'tres' (a three-string instrument from the Caribbean). "... Ojos Verdes" instead, a classic but ageless 'bolero', can bring the most tender memories of an age long gone, where seranading the loved one was the norm, rather than the exception.When you're done with the CD nostalgia mixes up with happiness, for the fact that Ry Cooder (producer) was able to discover Ibrahim Ferrer's exceptional musical talent. It's so ironic to think that this former Beny More bandmember ("Que bueno baila usted") actually made his record debut hereby, a man born in 1927, but with a sense of romance and rhythm that defies age and any stereotype.As for the comments some reviewers make, criticizing Ry Cooder's slide guitar playing, I don't agree with them, but then again, it's largely a matter of personal preference. Final Note: Luckily enough for listeners who don't speak or understand Spanish, the English translation of the lyrics is included."
Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
Mitaire AbiSeun | Crenshaw District of Los Angeles | 11/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a "MUST HAVE" for its cultural and social values. This CD is the heart and soul of Cuba. The smoothness of Ibrahim's voice is truly a mental orgasm, it is smooth, meaningful, seductive it is the mate to your musical soul. Purchase this CD, share it, shout of it to the world! Thank the Creator for blessing us with the Buena Vista Social Club. I personally want to travel to Cuba to absorb more of this magic. The Social Club will be appearing in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Threate on 2-18-2000, See you there..."