Various Artists / Afro-Cubano
Album:Afro-Cubano Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Nov 2022
Label:Putumayo World Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2023-01-28 Pull Date:2023-04-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 2Mar 26Mar 19Mar 12Feb 26Feb 19

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 06, 2023:Run-Away Radio
4.Mar 23, 2023:Run-Away Radio
Boracho, Dur Di Kutubel
2.Mar 30, 2023:Run-Away Radio
N'dona Ponte, Requiem De L'amour
5.Mar 20, 2023:Hanging In The Boneyard
Dur Di Kutubel
3.Mar 28, 2023:Virtually Happy
Bessoka (Version Courte)
6.Mar 18, 2023:Music Casserole

Album Review
Global Ginga
Reviewed 2022-12-29 
The songs on this collection come from many different countries but fit together naturally like a jigsaw puzzle that takes the listener through a a joyous musical adventure - from Africa to the Caribbean. The CD includes a 12 page booklet with extensive information about café culture, artists and songs plus an album download card. The songs featured on this collection come from many African diaspora countries: Cameroon, Congo, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, Senegal, São Tomé & Príncipe, Suriname and Cuba.
All songs are recommended. More melodic and slower songs are tracks 1,3,4,5,6. Keep in mind that in track 6, we have Afro-Portuguese talent, songwriter Uziel Sança sharing his “Sociedade Parasita” in the traditional coladeira style of Cabo Verde, a former Portuguese colony.
If you are looking for more fast paced tracks, play tracks 2,7,8,9,10.
Track 7, Boracho, sounds like a cha-cha from Cuba but is from Suriname. Track 9, Santomense reminds me of a Santana song and the guitar solo will show you why. Lastly, track 10, by Los Angele's resident, Ricardo Lemvo, is clearly a mashup of Africa and Cuba and should get listeners on the dance floor. Look for Lemvo's performances in the Bay Area.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Dibango, ManuBessoka (Version Courte)
2.Marta, EneidaDur Di Kutubel
3.Jesús "el Niño", AlejandroAdios Guajira
4.Sança, UzielSociedade Parasita
5.MeissaFemme Noire
6.Cabrera, ReyParaíso Guajiro
7.Sonora ParamareraBoracho
8.Malonga, MelRequiem De L'amour
9.Amado, NetoSantomense
10.Lemvo, Ricardo & Makina LocaN'dona Ponte