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Latino Latino
Various Artists
Latino Latino
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Rock, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

The title of this CD is mildly misleading as this collection is not strictly homegrown Latin in its focus. There are also tracks by Manzanita, a Spanish Roma (Gypsy) player famous for his rumba flamenca (this is what the G...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Latino Latino
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Putumayo World Music
Original Release Date: 6/24/1997
Release Date: 6/24/1997
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Latin Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Latin Pop, Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790248013121

Synopsis

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The title of this CD is mildly misleading as this collection is not strictly homegrown Latin in its focus. There are also tracks by Manzanita, a Spanish Roma (Gypsy) player famous for his rumba flamenca (this is what the Gipsy Kings play); Kaoma (a group famous--or infamous--for its high-profile participation in the lambada craze); and Ricardo Lemvo, a Congolese star with an Afro-Cuban style redolent of Kinshasa during the 1960s. That being said, it is unlikely that these 10 tracks will disappoint anyone. It's prime stuff, ranging from Colombia's Toto La Momposina to Oscar de Leon from Venezuela, to the Bay Area's own Conjunto Céspedes. Latin music is a complicated subject and many would-be listeners are too intimidated to try it. This album was compiled by a fan, rather than a pundit, with a naive enthusiasm that's certain to help beginners feel relaxed enough for further explorations. --Christina Roden

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CD Reviews

Variety and great beats... I give it a 98!
09/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The only way this album would get a perfect score would be if it included the lyrics to the wonderful selection of songs included. From start to finish, if this CD doesn't get your pulse going, instruct your relatives to call 911--you're dead! I have a large latin album collection and I come back to this one time and again for the variety it offers."
Excellent Dance Music
07/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a ballroom and latin dance instructor, I have used this Latin CD more than any that I own. The Cha Cha's and Salsa's are of perfect tempo. The music is simply wonderful to listen to whether dancing or not."
A great cd
G. Sawaged | Canada | 11/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an album that is sure to lift your spirits. Full of great Latin dance beats, from artists from Cuba, Spain, South America and even Zaire. A great selection and variety, from Salsa and Rumba to Son. The booklet is also very informative, with a piece about each artist and the song. Highly recommended."