SpanishEnglishDiscography - El puente

cuban music, musica cubana

Given the amount of water that's passed under "the bridge" for the amusingly enigmatic character known as "El Médico de la Salsa", it's no wonder that the historic release of "El puente" has rekindled the many controversies swirling around the current state of music and politics in Cuba and the United States. Fortunately, "El puente" also has the power to make us forget such annoyances and remember why we're drawn to this music in this first place. This live double CD captures the torrid adrenaline rush of the live Timba experience as no commercial recording ever has, with the possible exception of Charanga Habanera's "Live In the USA", also recorded at Rancho Gaspar in Hialeah, Florida, and also released by Ciocan Music.

Friday, 18 November 2011, 03:55 PM