It seems appropriate to start off a column about odds and ends of recent Latin releases with the Buena Vista Social Club's latest, "Lost and Found," since it is a bit of yard sale of an album.
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In a country where the government controlled the media, his ability to reach listeners was stunted. Nevertheless, he has continued to write and occasionally perform and release albums.
The band responsible for "Yay Boy," the first salsa hit sung in the west African language of Wolof, was called Africando.
Despite decades of success and honors, Tito Puente is, in a sense, an unknown superstar. But Quatro, a new handsome repackaging of four of his classic early albums, shows Puente and his orchestra in their late 1950s heyday.
I cannot recall the last time I experienced such an incredibly ebullient performance of such vitality and vigor, such precision and beauty, as Paco Pena's A Compas (Primal Pulse).
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As a dancer and percussionist, Max Pollak blurs the distinction between dance and music by creating solid, percussive sounds and patterns with man's given instrument: the body.
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