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Various Artists / Quisqueya En El Hudson
Album:Quisqueya En El Hudson Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:04/2004
Label:Smithsonian/Folkways 

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Add Date:2004-08-30 Pull Date:2004-10-31 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:3 Oct12 Sep
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Alex
Reviewed 2004-08-04 
Collection of Dominican groups from NYC. Heavy toward fold tradition, some examples of more modern interpretations. Tracks marked "Salve" are call and response w/ percussion, and are religious in nature. Bachata, Merengue more like modern salsa. Son sounds like Cuban Son. Excellent liner notes. All lyrics in Spanish. Recommend tracks 6, 7, 11.

1) 156 bpm. Merengue. alto sax, male chorus, accordion.
2) 80 bpm. Salve. Elemental, w/ female chorus.
3) 80 bpm. Palos. Similar to above, but with complex percussion
4) 120 bpm. Salve. Male chorus
5) 130 bpm. Salve. female call and response
6) 124 bpm. Salve. Cool talking drums.
7) Medley. Solo guitar. Relaxed feel, but exact, complex rhythms
8) 116 bpm. Son. IMHO, not the best.
9) 128 bpm. Tecno-Bachata. Does not sound like "Techno".
10) Bachata. Bright, tropical guitar, nice swing.
11) 128 bpm. Salve. Talking drums, harmonizing chorus, varied percussion. Recommended.
12) 144 bpm. Bachata. Fast, prominent Tres-like guitar, sounds like a cumbia.
13) 180 bpm. Merengue! Accordion, sax, male vocal.
14) Son. Nice, but a bit out of tune.

Alex D.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Hernandez, Franklyn Homennaje
2.Dona Chica Ya Llego La Virgen
3.Conjunto Folklorico Baile De Los Palos
4.Fortunato, Claudio Cibaena
5.Reyes, Francia San Miguel
6.Dona Chica La Dolorita
7.Dias, Luis Suite Folklorica Dominicana
8.Oliveres, Neri La Mulatonia
9.Dias, Luis La Manguera
10.Lapache, Willie El Molde
11.Raposo, Boni Ay Mami Eh
12.Lapache, Willie Baile Del Canguuro
13.Hernandez, Franklyn Tierra Dominicana
14.Merenson, Coco Juanita