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Rumba Caliente 88/77
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas
Rumba Caliente 88/77
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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Rumba by Cuban band with original founders Florencio Calle, Angel Pelladito, Juan Mesa and others.

      
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All Artists: Los Muñequitos de Matanzas
Title: Rumba Caliente 88/77
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Qbadisc Records
Release Date: 12/15/1992
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Rhumba, Europe, Continental Europe, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 726167900525, 726167900549, 029667305327

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Rumba by Cuban band with original founders Florencio Calle, Angel Pelladito, Juan Mesa and others.

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The Best of Rumba
Jonathan | Santa Rosa, CA USA | 09/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Los Munequitos are the definitive source of modern rumba, with roots as an ensemble dating back to the 1950's (one of the founding members, Gregorio "Goyo" Alfonso, plays on this album) when they were called Conjunto Guaguanco Mantancero. Several songs on this record were composed by Florencio Calle, the musical director at that time. Speaking directly from the soul of the land, some of these songs will bring tears to your eyes, if you let them. But you will be dancing as well- the interplay of the drums in the hands of these complete masters of rumba invites you to be swept up in the tide of rhythm and emotion. The first six songs (recorded in 1988)are not optimally mixed, but listen to songs like "Parece Mentira" or "En Opuestas Regiones" for the rich tapestry of rural Cuban experience to unfold. This is what it sounds like when the community comes together to laugh, to sing, to drink and to dance. This is rumba. There are compositions like "Baba Cuello Mao" and "La Viola" (both recorded in 1977) that show how beautifully the African singing syle of call-and-response have been preserved and nurtured within the Cuban folkloric repetoire. Los Munequitos have given us a priceless gift once again."