Puerto Rico CD

Exhilarating bomba, plena, salsa and son songs from The Island of Enchantment

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B00004SR2R
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Puerto Rico CD - Authentic music from Puerto Rico from Putumayo. Exhilarating bomba, plena, salsa and son songs from The Island of Enchantment. Putumayo World Music is pleased to present Puerto Rico, a collection of entertaining songs from an island where music is an essential element of daily life. Puerto Rico follows the well-received Putumayo collections Cuba and Republica Dominicana and completes a trilogy of the music of the Spanish Caribbean.

In recent years, Puerto Rican musicians such as Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez have been at the forefront of the Latin pop music boom. These artists would be the first to acknowledge that the traditional music of their homeland is at the core of their radio-friendly crossover hits. All grew up listening to Puerto Rican traditional styles like bomba, plena and música jí­bara (country music), not to mention the urban grooves of salsa. Ricky Martin, for example, often ends his shows with a guest appearance from a plena ensemble, and the rhythms and melodies of the Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment) are fast becoming part of the mainstream.

The diverse music of Puerto Rico is reflected in the track selection that features everything from the folky country music of Edwin Colon, Ramito, Pepe Castillo and Andés Jiménez to the gutsy salsa of Eddie Palmieri, Ismael Miranda, and Jimmy Bosch. Bomba and plena, related styles that reflect the blend of African and European cultures that occurred over the centuries, are represented by noted names like Plena Libre and Modesto Cepeda. Puerto Rico also introduces Julius Melendez and Atabal, lesser-known but no less important figures in Puerto Rican music. Each of the artists on Puerto Rico embody an aspect of the unique and influential musical character of the island and the collection serves as an essential survey of Puerto Rican music.

1 Eddie Palmieri    Cafe  
2 Andres Jimenez    Me Voy Pa'l Campo  
3 Jimmy Bosch    Pa' Mantener Tradicion  
4 Ramito    Una Mujer En Mi Vida  
5 Modesto Capeda    Homenaje A Caridad  
6 Edwin Colon Zayas    Seis Nilonguero  
7 Pepe Castillo    Nadie Llore  
8 Julius Melendez    Caramelo  
9 Atabal    Musica Morena  
10 Ismael Miranda    La Naturaleza  
11 Plena Libre    Bembe de Plena

 

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