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Orlando Contreras
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
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All Artists: Orlando Contreras
Title: Guaguanco
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Int'l Music Dist.
Original Release Date: 10/17/2000
Release Date: 10/17/2000
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Bolero
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 723723951526, 673320106426

CD Reviews

L. Dequesada | JAMAICA,, NY United States | 10/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Originally recorded in New York City for the Miami based "Teca"label around 1968, this was bolerista/sonero Orlando Contreras' brief return to interpreting the afro-cuban "guaguanco", a rhythm he ocassionally interpreted and recorded in Havana mostly accompanied by an all-star percussion ensemble directed by Arty Valdes. In this recording, Orlando Contreras is accompanied by veteran cuban percussionist Carlos "Patato" Valdes and an all-star ensemble & chorus featuring famed cuban singers Celio Gonzalez and Graciela. As usual with many "guaguanco" sessions, boleros, mexican rancheras and even tangos have been skillfully adapted to the "guaguanco and rumbas" brilliantly interpreted in this great compilation. This CD is definitely a collector's item and will surely delight everyone. I highly recommend it!"