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Grupos: Pupy y los que S... : Discography 2
Grupos: Pupy y los que Son Son
Musicos: Richard Ortega López
Fotos: Tom Ehrlich : Con Tumbao 6-18-22
Reportes: From The St... : Cubadisco 2...
Grupos: Changüí de Gua... : Músicos - Members
Grupos: Changüí de Gua... : Videos
Fotos: Tom Ehrlich : Berkeley-2022
Fotos: Tom Ehrlich : Berkeley 2022
Grupos: Emilio Frias "El... : Discography
Grupos: Emilio Frias "El... : Músicos - Members
Giras: Emilio Frias "El Niño" y La Ve...
Grupos: NG La Banda : Músicos
Fotos: Tom Ehrlich : Interview with Carlos...
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Tirso Duarte: La timba cubana
With this album Tirso Duarte has not been able to overcome the shortcomings of his previous album. Tirso Duarte is one the pillars that many lay their hope for the future of street oriented timba. As always this album has some great compositions by Tirso, but the overall lack of intensity and vitality [and even originality!] leaves the album, and Tirso out of the pimera linea. It took me a long time to add this album to the top ten —my original disapointment and a handfull of more gripping albums led me to put it on the shelf after the first listen — but with killer songs like Salsa cubana and La Habana me quiere are enough to earn a spot on the list and some closer listening to the rest. Cancion romántica, a song tirso has been playing live for years, is also pretty hot, ending in a great bomba climax. He very effectively incorporates themes from the song he sung with Pupi, Te molesta que sea feliz; in fact, in many ways this seems like a remake not only in the phrasing, but the mood and the lyrical content.