Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sera Posible El Sur
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
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A Little Masterpiece
O. M. Suarez | MayagŁez, Puerto Rico | 07/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Along with "Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazón," [I come offering my heart] (another CD available in Amazon), "Será Posible el Sur" [Would the South be possible?] represent the first studio incursions of Mercedes Sosa right after returning from her exile in the mid 80's. Both CD's are two shiny pearls in La Mecha's legacy to Latin American music history. The CD starts with the powerful beat of "Todavía Cantamos," [Yet we sing] written by an Argentine songwriter Víctor Heredia who is less known in the US (except by Latin American folk fans). A nice sea of chords puts a frame to two sweet songs "Corazón de Estudiante" [Student's heart] and "Será Posible el Sur?" Argentine folk music is not left out: "Agosto en Tucumán" [August in Tucumán] and one of the best songs I ever heard by La Mecha: "Mi Abuela Bailó la Zamba" [Gramma danced Zamba]. The Zamba is one of the most lyrical and beautiful Argentine folk rythms. The strong Spanish influence in the Zamba is evident in the guitars while the rythm, carried on by the bombo, commands the movements of the dance (which has touches of minuette). Peteco Carabajal, a prolific and outstanding folk songwriter, contributes with one of his most accomplished songs "Como Pájaros en el Aire" [Like birds in the sky]. That is how he perceives his mother's hands moving in the air. In Mercedes' voice the song touches you deeply, quite deeply. My favorite song in this CD is "Todo Cambia" [Everything changes], which relates the feelings of his Chilean author, Julio Numhauser, when he was in exile: "Everything changes... but the love for my people!""