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Martinez, Pedrito & Group / Habana Dreams
Album:Habana Dreams Collection:World
Artist:Martinez, Pedrito & Group Added:07/2016
Label:Motema Music 

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Add Date:2016-07-19 Pull Date:2016-09-18 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:28 Aug7 Aug31 Jul24 Jul
Airplays:1111

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Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-07-05 
New York based percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez jams with other well-known musicians to produce music celebrating his Cuban-Yoruban roots; lots of variety and texture; nice, clearly articulated lyrics for the most part; very high quality production with musicians who sound very comfortable together

No FCC issues; All tracks are good; Favorite tracks: 2, 3, 6, 7

1 – Mi Tempestao –6:12 – with Wynton Marsalis –upbeat w/vocals in Spanish and English; segues to rap and then to rad trumpet solo; something for everyone

*2 – Compa Galletano – 6:35 –w/Ruben Blades – traditional song with cool percussion and close harmony; jazz piano and synthesizer organ; very lively

*3 – Dios Mio –4:46 – old bandmates get together and continue the conversation – piano, lyrics – think upbeat modernized Buena Vista

4-Recuerdos-- 4:45 – Juan Mesa salutes rumbero ancestors from Matanzas

5 – Encantamiento Yoruba –3:01 – chanting and singing together in Afro-Cuban style

*6 – Tributo a Santiago de Cuba – 6:06 – anthem backed by piano with harmonizing chorus and Angélique Kidjo singing in Yoruba

*7 – Antadilla – 3:32 – pretty vocals by Ruben Blades with expert trumpet riffs by Wynton Marsalis, Juan Wust on guitar

8-Tuve una Revelacíon -6:26 – shades of Buena Vista updated – great harmony, percussion, etc.

9 – Habana Dreams – 5:34- slightly slower and mellower, but not too much; lots of nice rhythms

Track Listing
1.Mi Tempestao 5.Encantamiento Yoruba
2.Compa Galletano 6.Tributo A Santiago De Cuba
3.Dios Mio 7.Antadilla
4.Recuerdos 8.Tuve Una Revelacíon
 9.Habana Dreams