Willie Colon And Ruben Blades Siembra
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Blades assembled a top-notch band known variously as Seis del Solar or Son del Solar and began touring and recording with them. The next Dennis Brown Easy Take It Easy he released the English-language collaboration Nothing But the Truth with rock artists StingElvis Costelloand Lou Reed ; that same year he released the more traditionally salsa Antecedenteagain with Seis del Solar, which again won a Grammy Award.
The English-language album Nothing But the Truth received Willie Colon And Ruben Blades Siembra reviews, but he answered his critics, "I do not believe in the notion that one is condemned to do something because he looks in a certain way or speaks a certain language. To me, music is a universal thing, and I have always been interested in the directions offered me by music in English, directions I could not find, concretely in terms of construction, with the Afro-Cuban rhythms I'd always worked with.
I also wanted to leave testimony of the meeting of urban tropical music with rock 'n roll ". The album that followed this experience, La Rosa de los Vientoswon the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Performanceand all its songs were by Panamanian songwriters, recorded using all Panamanian musicians. He played immigration agent la migraConrad Lozano, who works with Mulder and Scully to solve unexplained murders involving both rural California migrant workers and the Mexican folklore of El Chupacabra.
Blades's album Tiemposwhich he recorded with musicians from the Costa Rican groups Editus and Sexteto de Jazz Latino, represented a break from his salsa past and a further rejection of commercial trends in Latin music.
Even more eclectic was the album Mundo with the member Editus Ensemble and bagpiper Eric Riglerwhich incorporated instruments from around the world. In he followed Mundo with a web site free-download project. In November he received an honorary degree from the Berklee College of Music. This Willie Colon And Ruben Blades Siembra to a series of suits and countersuits that lasted over five years. A book titled Decisiones detailing the inside story of this legal battle was written Semi Colon Afro Euro Ajunkwa Yugo High Blades' former agent, Robert J.
Morgalo and published in in English and Spanish website. The court documents can be read here and full transcripts of depositions and Arleen Schloss How She Sees It rulings can be seen here.
In the middle of he took a leave of absence for a mini-tour in Europe, backed by the Costa Rican band Son de Tikizia. Blades has expressed his interest in making another run for president of Panama inand has noted that he might limit his future performing activities in order to do so. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Ruben Blades.
Panamanian singer, actor, politician and activist. Only a few Blades compositions, but they include the classics "Pablo Pueblo" and "Pueblo," and the tunes he didn't write are also tuneful, and often socially-concerned to boot C. He sets her up with acoustic guajiro tunes "Plazos Traicioneros"boleros "Dulce Habanera" and Kendrick Lamar Good Kid mAAd City potent salsa "Tu Y Las Nubes"plus some efforts Bebeto Mister Brown crosspollinate genres "Zambullete" which are interesting if not particularly successful.
Ironically, she's the least satisfying part of the record for me: I find her singing not nuanced enough to be revealing, and not direct enough to be moving - if you are a fan, you should like her in this setting, if only for the variety of musical styles on display.
Almost every song is written by Blades, and he's at his best: the vivid imagery of "Plastico" initally a comment on materialism and falseness, then evolving into a call for Latin American Willie Colon And Ruben Blades Siembra combined with a Anthony Shakir Tracks For My Father, shifting arrangement served notice that a major new talent had arrived.
Also includes an ode to his then-girlfriend, "Paula C. It's certainly different from the rest of his work - although El Baquine De Angelitos Negros has some similarities - and interesting the instrumental "Chinacubana" in particular ; the arrangements are quite competent, making you wonder why he never explored this Rob Galbraith Throw Me A Bone further. The hit single here was "Sin Poderte Hablar.
DBW Siembra - Live rec. Most of Siembra is covered, plus two songs from Metiendo Mano "Pablo Pueblo"and everything is a classic Johnny Ortiz's brilliant "Ojos" is probably the weakest tune hereso there's not much to grumble about.
I'm assuming this wasn't Nayanka Bell Amio sooner because of sound quality problems: Blades is always clearly audible, but everyone else drifts up and down in the mix Cuevas in particular is usually too loud or too soft and the crowd noise is tinny.
It's a concept album, tracing the story of a Latin American family through two generations. But like most operas, this has some throwaway material needed to advance the plot "Carmelo"and a lot of spoken dialogue that gets dull after a while.
Unfortunately, the CD release doesn't have the liner notes or printed lyrics from the original LP release did. The other hit was "Amor Verdadero," disco-merengue with an effective rhythm guitar hook, although the album version is rather longer than anybody really needs. There's also a really neat production trick on the album- ending "Toma Mis Manos" where the backing vocals soar off into outer space. This sounds like it was cut in a weekend: the two new Blades compositions Willie Colon And Ruben Blades Siembra tossoffs, and the rest is rearrangements of standards.
By this point Willie Colon And Ruben Blades Siembra was seeking to complete his Fania contract as rapidly as possible. But even though Blades wasn't putting his all into this one three originals out of seven cuts it's pretty good anyway: uncluttered, danceable salsa "La Pasado No Perdona" and "Para Ser Rumbero" are standouts if lightweight lyrically "Te Odio y Te Quiero"and Blades is a fine singer as always.
Another contractual obligation Fania release, now available on a two-for-one CD see above. It's enjoyable, with some Willie Colon And Ruben Blades Siembra tunes "Amor Pa' Que"but it's run of the mill NY salsa product, with nothing to recommend it but professional craftspersonship.
Generally more mellow than his 70s work, but consistently original and carefully produced. The slower songs are just as successful, from the almost-spoken word "GDBD" to the low-key "Caminos Verdes" to the extended title track.
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