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Semilla Del Son
Various Artists
Semilla Del Son
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Semilla Del Son
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Intl
Original Release Date: 3/24/1998
Release Date: 3/24/1998
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Mambo, Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 743215708421, 743215708445

CD Reviews

THE Introduction to Cuban Music
rootwitch | 07/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cuban music seems to be experiencing a major comeback nowadays, specially through the efforts of the World Circuit/Nonesuch label, but what really drew my attention to old-timer cuban music some years ago was this outstanding compilation. Here you get a bit of everything, from such legends as Arsenio Rodriguez, Francisco Repillado (aka Compay Segundo) and Benny More. Every song here is a gem. After hearing this CD, you'll be glad to learn that the tradition is still alive and well in Cuba, thanks to the extraordinary longevity of their musicians. Do yourself a favour, BUY THIS CD WITHOUT HESITATION!!"
Not Enough Stars
O. Fisher | New York | 08/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD when it was issued. At the time I lived in Madrid. Upon returning to New York I dicovered that the CD had been left behind. I never grew tired of the music and would play it often. Semilla del Son is a clasic and testament to what the entire genre of Son is! The simplicity of "Quirino con su tres" sung by Mercedita Valdes, and the raw arrangement of "Mami me gusto" by Arsenio Rodriguez are strikingly sophisticated. All these years later I am still haunted by this loss. The sample cuts bring me to tears not so much by the memories the music envokes but by the life and vigor that these recordings appear to eternally represent."