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Viento De Agua / Materia Prima
Album:Materia Prima Collection:World
Artist:Viento De Agua Added:04/2004
Label:Smithsonian/Folkways 

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Add Date:2005-01-03 Pull Date:2005-03-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:27 Feb13 Feb6 Feb30 Jan23 Jan16 Jan9 Jan
Airplays:2111232

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 20 Dec 12:Megha
Cacao!
4.Tue, 22 Feb 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Tue, 13 Jun 06:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Tue, 08 Feb 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Sat, 26 Feb 05:Sunshine
Morning Glory ... Planes, Trains and Automobiles ...
6.Tue, 01 Feb 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2004-12-16 
Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena music. Lead by percussionist Tito Matos, this group has energy plus. The bomba features call/response vocals, rhythmic compositions and percussion. The plena is similar but uses different drums & often has a narrative theme. Read the notes for fuller (and more coherent than I can give) explanations. All tracks feature great drumming and a lead vocalist & chorus, so there’s not much variation between them.

*1. A fast, fiery plena.
2. Midtempo plena with a nice atmospheric quality.
*3. Relaxed bomba w/wailing male vox & chorus.
*4. Fast. The drums really get going on this one.
5. Midtempo w/nice lead vocals/chorus.
6. Midtempo with lots of shaking percussion.
7. Bells make this a bright, happy, clinking sound.
8. Uptempo bomba.
*9. Warm vocals, good percussion mid/uptempo plena.
*10. Mid/uptempo with some fast/intricate drumming & vox.
11. Fast & busy plena w/good energy.
12. A capella intro, then a fast drum-driven plena.

Track Listing
1.Ahora Si 7.Ola De La Mar
2.El Elon 8.Mayela
3.El Oye 9.Pa'un Plenero
4.Quinto Y Tumbador 10.Cucu
5.Sire-Sire 11.Maringracia
6.Las Tarimas 12.Viento De Agua Llego