KP | Miami, FL United States | 08/18/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love Cuban music. I have hundreds of recordings, thousands of songs. I am writing this not for the casual listener who thinks of this as "world music", but for the dedicated one who can appreciate a bolero and who might be temped by this album.
Most of the interpretations on this CD stilted and loungy.
Rifa strays into the ugliness that is "salsa." Uxia's renditions are particularly atrocious, but she's not alone. At best, the majority of tracks are forgettable mediocrities.
Most of the artists on this CD are not fit to interpret this music.
Funerales para Papa Montero is very good, but then Cariada Hierrezuelo is a legend in her own right. If only she would have done the entire album...
Even the song translations are poor and change the meaning of the original.
Do yourself a favor and listen to Maria Teresa, as this "tribute" does no homage to her genius. If you want a superb sampling of real trova by actual trova artist, not imitations, try Casa de la Trova (ASIN B00000J26Y).
ROXANA GARCIA (firstname.lastname@example.org) | USA | 11/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MARIA TERESA VERA IS ONE OF THE BEST CUBAN WRITERS AND SINGERS OF HER OWN TIME. LUCKY ARE THOSE WHO HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING HER."