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Men With Guns: A New Film From John Sayles (1997 Film)
El General, Jeanie Stahl
Men With Guns: A New Film From John Sayles (1997 Film)
Genres: World Music, Soundtracks, Latin Music
 
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John Sayles's latest film is set in a fictional country much like Guatemala, but its companion soundtrack is more universally Latin in flavor. The cumbia, Columbian dance music, plays a major role, but so do the brass band...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: El General, Jeanie Stahl
Title: Men With Guns: A New Film From John Sayles (1997 Film)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Rykodisc
Original Release Date: 2/24/1998
Release Date: 2/24/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: World Music, Soundtracks, Latin Music
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431043727, 014431043765

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John Sayles's latest film is set in a fictional country much like Guatemala, but its companion soundtrack is more universally Latin in flavor. The cumbia, Columbian dance music, plays a major role, but so do the brass band, orquestras, of Mayan culture, and the lovely a cappella of Peruvian singer Susana Baca. The range here is phenomenal--from El General's funky hip-hop to Mason Daring's bass marimba and Spanish guitar-driven score--but not a note feels out of place. A good soundtrack should complement a movie, but the best ones, like Men with Guns stand on their own. --Keith Moerer

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Excellent sampler
05/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While some of the tracks I personally find weak (they butcher the lovely "fiesta in corraleja", and the rap leaves me cold), I still gives this collection 5 stars for three reasons:
1) a great breadth - gives you an excellent sampling of various flavors of latin music, some quite obscure
2) "Cumbia en do menor", by Lito Barrientos, my favorite Cumbia of all time.
3) "Mohana", by Toto la Momposina, one of the most haunting songs I've ever heard.
Click on the Amazon samples, see for yourself!"
Good stuff
05/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Cd has a contains a good cross section of Latin American music that can be used as a spring board into specific Latin-American music genres."
Excellent variety, not pop music, full gamot of emotions
reneek@itis.com | USA, Wisconsin | 05/07/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent creativity in this wide ranging soundtrack. 1/3 dark, moody music and the rest is either instrumental or upbeat.I use this to help me get into my Spanish role-playing character's mindset.Chris"