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Festival in Havana / Festival in Havana
Album:Festival in Havana Collection:World
Artist:Festival in Havana Added:Feb 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-06-21 Pull Date:2004-08-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Aug 22Aug 15Aug 1Jul 25Jul 11Jul 4Jun 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 27, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Consuelate Como Yo
4.Aug 10, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Tumbando Cana
2.Sep 02, 2004:Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Desengano De Los Roncos
5.Jul 30, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
Siento Un Bombo
3.Aug 19, 2004:Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Tumbando Cana
6.Jul 27, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Consuelate Como Yo

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-01 
Billed as “a musical time capsule of Havana before the revolution,” this CD was recorded in 1955 and features wonderful music, well played (especially by Oscar “Floresita” Velasco whose trumpet is a force of nature). There are no guitars or bass, so it’s all trumpet/percussion/vocals on these congas & rumbas which makes them less lyrical then we’re used to…but great stuff.

*1. Fast percussion, big trumpet, chorus. Wild energy at end.
*2. Another fast conga w/that huge, brassy trumpet.
*3. Warm male vocals in a light & swaying rumba.
4. Lazy rumba w/some nice percussion.
5. Choral & percussion-driven rumba.
6. A brassy conga w/chorus & drums.
7. Very much like #6, but that was a liberal conga & this is for the conservatives.
*8. Trumpet/perc/bells/chorus. Conga.
*9. A sweet, relaxed rumba w/strong male vocal.
10. Male vox & chorus plus percussion on this rumba.
*11.Good male vocals/chorus & drums on this relaxed track.
*12. Trumpet/percussion/chorus conga. That trumpet is amazing.

Track Listing
1.Tumbando Cana 7.Tumba La Cana
2.El Barracon 8.Siento Un Bombo
3.Consuelate Como Yo 9.Desengano De Los Roncos
4.Donde Estabas Anoche 10.Malanga
5.Ultima Rumba 11.Ave Maria Morena
6.La Chambelona 12.Mirala Que Linda Viene