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Various Artists / Raices Latinas
Album:Raices Latinas Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:08/2002
Label:Smithsonian/Folkways 

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Add Date:2002-11-11 Pull Date:2003-01-13 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:12 Jan22 Dec15 Dec8 Dec
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 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 07, 2003:At the Cafe Bohemian
Yo Canto En El Llano
3.Dec 03, 2002:At the Cafe Bohemian
Yo Canto En El Llano
2.Dec 11, 2002:Red Eye Flight (SUB)
Yo Canto En El Llano
4.Nov 23, 2002:Morning Glory
Las Leyendas De Grecia

Album Review
Jacki-O
Reviewed 2002-12-15 
COLL: Raices Latinas
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

This is a wonderful journey through the roots of Latin American folk music. Some are modern recordings, some are decades old songs. The inclusion of #6 (Song of Orpheus) touches me. The only problem is that a few of the really old songs didn’t come out clearly. But this is a wonderful CD, an important compilation. Try: 1,3,6, 7,9,13,16,17


1. Cheery calypso & Afro-Cuban flavor
2. Flute folk song from the 50s
3. Lively percussion on this merengue
4. Vibrant traditional flutes
5. Soulful & dramatic singing
6. Legendary guitar solo – a bossa nova classic melody used in one of the greatest films ever made – “Black Orpheus” – what a delight to see it in this collection
7. Big band mariachi – Lively!
8. Brass band live in village festivities
9. From “Buena Vista Social Club” – rootsy Afro-Cuban song
10. Peruvian native accordion polka
11. Chilean folk – wistful guitar & singing
12. Marimbas – like the title says
13. “Psychedelic” polka? Conjunto style!
14. Really rough recording – marimba music
15. Big chorus in this Brazilian capoeira
16. Melodic fiddle playing, Hispanic (Albuquerque) style
17. Cheery children’s song – cute!
18. Corrido song (story song) – like a Mexican cowboy’s song
19. A lively accordion tango from S. America
20. Live recording of a rumba – lots of loose percussion

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Godoy, Luis EnriqueUn Gigante Que Despierta
2.Castro, SegundoBailecitos
3.Gutierres, NicolaApagame La Vela
4.Los GavilanesBrisas Del Pamplonita
5.Cuerdas De Borinquen EnsembleSeis Mapeye
6.Bonfa, LuizCanco Do Orpheo
7.Mariachi Los Campeeros De NatoLos Arrieros
8.Senor Cautivo BandaDanza De Los Negros
9.Cuarteto Partia Y Compay SeguoYo Canto En El Llano
10.Tepas, FranciscoPipil Polka
11.Alarcon, RolandoLas Naranjas
12.UnknownTwo Marimbas Playing in Froh
13.Guerra, Ernesto Y Su ConjuntoLa Sicodelica
14.UnknownAdios, Bereju
15.Grupo De Capoeira Angola PelooParanae
16.Los Reyes De AlbuquerqueEl Paseadito
17.Paz, SuniLa Pajara Pinta
18.Mendez, LuisCorrido De Joaquin Murrieta
19.Rivero, Rene MarinoEl Choclo
20.Groupo Afrocuba De MatanzasLas Leyendas De Grecia