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Puerto Rico Al Mundo
Viento De Agua
Puerto Rico Al Mundo
Genres: World Music, Rock, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1

Salsa ecstasy is an intensely visceral Cuban creation that's been virtually co-opted by Puerto Ricans, whether home-island bound or Manhattan Island eclectic, like the members of this band, who proudly call themselves Nuyo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Viento De Agua
Title: Puerto Rico Al Mundo
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Qbadisc Records
Original Release Date: 11/10/1998
Re-Release Date: 11/24/1998
Genres: World Music, Rock, Latin Music
Style: Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 726167950322

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Salsa ecstasy is an intensely visceral Cuban creation that's been virtually co-opted by Puerto Ricans, whether home-island bound or Manhattan Island eclectic, like the members of this band, who proudly call themselves Nuyorican. Taking their root inspiration from the souls of old Latino masters, Viento de Agua (an idiomatic term describing the damp air that precedes a tropical storm) layers in other sounds of their place and time, namely jazz, rock, hip-hop, and funk, coming up with vigorous grooves that would pump it up in any sweat hole. Hence this debut set's title, which translates as "From Puerto Rico to the World." Founded by a trio of young Puerto Ricans--singer-percussionist Hector "Tito" Matos, a veteran of numerous bomba and plena groups, and arrangers-reedmen Ricardo Pons and Alberto Toro (also students of classical music and jazz, respectively)--Viento includes seasoned vets, among them percussionists Sammy Tanco and Juan Gutierrez, as well as Camilo E. Molina Gaetan, an 8-year-old hotshot on the cowbells, timbalis, and such. Though these nine tracks hit hard, then depart like a hurricane in a hurry, Viento's finest moments are when they depart from well-worn tracks to forge their unique style, as in the unorthodox use of a drum set (Bobby Sanabria's) and horn-section arpeggios built from startling instrumental combinations. --Elena Oumano

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jesus | NYC | 08/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is great music....Plena and Bomba are musical styles from Puerto Rico (Bomba from the Loiza Aldea region, Plena has deeper roots in central and souther Puerto Rico).For this music to be called Cuban in origin is a mistake, and should be corrected.I love my Cuban brothers and sisters, but I am tired of outsiders saying that everything that comes out of Puerto Rico is based on Cuban or something else. People, please do your research first before you say such things, because I take it offensive manner, and I know I am not the only one who feels this way. Plena and other forms of Puerto Rican music are at my heart and this is a great CD to own for anyone interested in true Puerto Rican music, and its a great investment."
De Puerto Rico al mundo
jesus | 05/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'd like to know whence Elena Oumano gets her information about the origin of salsa. My understanding is that it is not of Cuban origin. And if not of Puerto Rican origin, we have certainly not co-opted it, as she describes. I have heard the selections from this CD and it does not sound Cuban in origin, i.e. mambo or rumba. If she knows something that the rest of us Caribeños do not, please Elenita cite your source of information. Thank you."
Hasta Cuando?
Pedro | Manati, PR United States | 12/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whomever wrote the editorial review needs to wake up ...(...)Bomba y Plena is PUERTO RICAN music and doesn't have a thing to do with Son Cubano!!!(...)I'm sticking to Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Andy Montañez, Gran Combo, ... and Viento de Agua, Plena Libre, etc.PUERTO RICO LO HACE MEJOR !!"