Various Artists / Rough Guide To Latino Nuevo
Album: Rough Guide To Latino Nuevo   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Sep 2007
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-10-07 Pull Date: 2007-12-09 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21
Airplays: 4 3 1 3 2 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 07, 2007: The Second Set
Oh Kuri
4. Dec 02, 2007: New World Disorder
Oh Kuri
2. Dec 06, 2007: Sunshine ... on a Rainy Afternoon
Ride La Ola
5. Nov 29, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
3. Dec 05, 2007: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, a noontime excursion into sounded word
La Candela
6. Nov 26, 2007: It's Arbitrary
La Temperatura

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-10-08
[coll]: Rough Guide to Latino Nuevo
Reviewed by Sadie O., 9/28/07
Wide variety of modern Latin music (no Reggaeton, sorry!) Extremely good musicianship on all – I could have given more stars. I have the feeling most cuts were chosen for wide accessibility – and weren’t what I would have chosen! Still good, of course…
One almost indistinguishable FCC on track 12. Most tracks all in Spanish.
Track 5 is really unusual and cool, 6 and 8 are fun, it’s all good…
1. *standup bass intro, very cool downtempo cumbia. Fades a bit early.
2. *guitar duet intro, midtempo cha cha with cool hoarse vocals. A bit of heavy metal guitar, just to ramp things up a notch.
3. *uptempo and energetic Afro-Caribbean-Latin stew from P.R.
4. *upbeat mix of merengue and house. Definitely Nuevo. Gets kinda dubby, too.
5. ****betcha didn’t know there’s a huge East Indian community in the Caribbean. Most of them tend to the very popular “Soca Chutney” style – this is completely different, and VERY cool.
6. ***latin funk with very African-influenced percussion, choral chanting, wah-wah guitar. Nice and thick and hearty.
7. **midtempo salsa with a mess of funk, some scratching and a smidge of ska, fine horns, vocals and beat. We have several CDs by these guys – they’re terrific.
8. ***flutes intro, then a wildly energetic Latin soca – strictly party in the streets stuff.
9. **hand percussion intro, happy and upbeat Afro-Latin with a touch of funk.
10. *downtempo and mellow with strong 2/4 beat and acoustic guitar, pretty solo vocals.
11. dreamy acoustic guitar and electronics, pretty female vocals.
12. FCC – “shit” – very fleeting. *extremely downtempo jazz-bluesy intro, then midtempo hand drums and salsa vocals. Somehow still laid-back. Switches up to Latin hip hop halfway through. Some rap in English, political.
13. **downtempo Latin Hip Hop, rap in English (from SF!), consciousness lyrics. Obviously a couple of cleaned up FCCs – thanks for that…
14. *slow violin intro, then very slow lament with very pretty female vocals. It’s beautiful, but I like their more aggressive stuff better. Ends with lots of handdrums.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Conde, Jose Y Ola Fresca Ride La Ola
2. Cuban Cowboys Jardin De La Verdad
3. Baku Una Noche Mas
4. Quantic Feat. Tempo Sabor
5. Wilson, Alex Oh Kuri
6. Yerba Buena La Candela
7. Los De Abajo La Sonidera
8. Ozomatli La Temperatura
9. Spam Allstars, The Afrika
10. Formell, Juan-Carlos & Son Radical Yanbando
11. Buitrago, Hector Musica Somos
12. Welfare Poets Se Acabo
13. Pabon, Rico Lay Em Down
14. Quetzal Mayahuel