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Charanga Cakewalk / Loteria De La Cumbia Lounge
Album:Loteria De La Cumbia Lounge Collection:World
Artist:Charanga Cakewalk Added:10/2004
Label:Artemis Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-29 Pull Date:2005-01-31 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:30 Jan23 Jan16 Jan9 Jan2 Jan19 Dec12 Dec5 Dec

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 01 Jan 10:Eme O
Music Casserole
4.Tue, 18 Jan 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Tue, 26 Jul 05:Decca
At the Caffe Bohemian
5.Thu, 13 Jan 05:DR D
Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
3.Tue, 25 Jan 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Tue, 11 Jan 05:Princess D
At The Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-11-22 
Described as a “pan-Latin American martini: equal parts traditional instruments (Spanish classical guitar, accordion, horns & more) and deep, urban grooves with a dash of Esquivel and a measure of Morricone.” Think Colombian cumbia dance grooves backed by programmed Latin beats. It’s playful, sexy and surprisingly engaging. Nearly all instruments played by Michael Ramos.

*1. A sophisticated lounge groove for guitar/horns/perc.
2. Accordions & electronica merge in this relaxed groove.
3. A warm & swaying dance w/vocals. Very nice.
*4. Keyboards & vocals in a sexy midtempo thing. Sudden end.
*5. The cha cha lounge is now open. So cool.
6. Guitars & accordion, midtempo. Nice cello solo.
*7. Delicious dance w/vocals/sax/perc. Warm & playful.
8. Nostalgic romance for strings/perc. Relaxed & lush.
*9. Midtempo & melodic w/excellent work from the band.
10. Sultry midtempo groove w/a hint of Latin jazz.
11. Upbeat vocal track w/lots of perc/strings/keyboards.
*12. Lazy at first, then picks up & goes into space. Odd but cool.
*13. A modern cumbia swing w/lots horns/perc.
14. Remix of #7…not as good, in my opinion.

Track Listing
1.Belleza 8.Romanticos Desesperados
2.Mexicanos 9.Acebo
3.El Indio 10.Prohibido
4.Chispas 11.Tu Y Yo
5.Carmela 12.Volcanico
6.Charanga Cakewalk 13.La Cumbia Lounge
7.La Negra Celina 14.La Negra Celina (Remix)