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Songs From Heart of Cuba
Various Artists
Songs From Heart of Cuba
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1

Since the success of the Buena Vista Social Club project and its various spinoffs, the world-music market has been curious about all things Cuban. But judging from this amateurish collection--a sequel to Global Disc's Rhyt...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Songs From Heart of Cuba
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Intersound Records
Original Release Date: 3/9/1999
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015095955425

Synopsis

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Since the success of the Buena Vista Social Club project and its various spinoffs, the world-music market has been curious about all things Cuban. But judging from this amateurish collection--a sequel to Global Disc's Rhythm & Smoke compilation--not everyone in Cuba who picks a guitar and croons a ballad or a bolero is ready for the world. The Japanese and American producers auditioned singers from all over the island before settling on the 15 who appear here. To put it bluntly, if this is the best they could find, they either needed to offer more money or keep looking. Some, such as the duo Cachibache, simply can't carry a tune well enough to justify a recording. Others, such as the a cappella sextet Ele Te, are more talented but lack originality. The uniformly thin and flat sound mix doesn't help at all. --Rick Mitchell

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One of my favorite CDs
Michelle L. Quick | San Rafael, CA | 01/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great CD, and I think far more fun to listen to than the music from the Buena Vista Social Club. I first heard it at the Discovery store in San Francisco, and after the first song played, three people came up to the counter to ask about it."
Finally I have found "Songs from the Heart"
Mai-Kim Dang | Beckley, WV | 10/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My mother has been looking for this album for quite a long time. And I am so happy that I have found it,because now I have a nice affordable gift to give her for Ramadan.

This album is very nice, my favorite song is "Estoy Enamorado" which means "I am in love" and is sung by a married couple from Cuba. I would recommend this album:)"
I Bought this CD for Dancing. Realized it was a gem later
Glenn Soltes | Mississauga, Ontario Canada | 03/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Don't listen to the bigoted editorial about this CD. Yes some of the tracks are not exceptional but many are. Every one is excellent for dancing. And yes there is nothing really new, but if you dig deep enough absolutely nothing has been new for the last 50 years except some nearly unlistenable electronica.The music has a certain heart that I really liked"