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Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii
Various Artists
Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 7/13/1992
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Puerto Rico, Pacific Islands, Hawaii, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074001424, 093074001448

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Unfortunate amateurs
J. Torres | Santa Ana, Ca. | 03/22/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is very amateurish at best. Bad music and poor singing at what seems to be a live event with poor audio qualities. I heard the original Kachi-Kachi album of 30years ago and at least they were playing PuertoRican hillbillie music. The accordeons are generally rarely used in Puerto Rican music plus the rhytms The rhythms are totally off, and only some songs recall a Puerto Rican tune. I give them B for the effort of keeping the love and traditions of Puerto Rican music. They are trying hard and having fun, but it sounds like a family get together sing-along. Hawaii has wonderful mucisians. Some pros should attempt to replicate the great sounds of Bomba y Plena and Aguinaldos of the P.R. island. The great Japanese salsa and bomba band "La Luz" is a great example. They don't speak Spanish but wow can they duplicate the Puerto Rican sound perfectly. I love my Hawaii-Rican people but the people deserve a better effort so they know what the real music sounds like. Aloha!"