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Santos, John Y El Coro Folklorico Kindembo / La Esperanza
Album:La Esperanza Collection:World
Artist:Santos, John Y El Coro Folklorico Kindembo Added:04/2011
Label:Machete Music 

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Add Date:2011-04-10 Pull Date:2011-06-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:29 May22 May24 Apr17 Apr
Airplays:1113

 Recent Airplay
1.May 24, 2011:broken flowers
Oshun Kole
4.Apr 16, 2011:Music Casserole
Marakitinche
2.May 17, 2011:Child's Play
Obatala
5.Apr 15, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Oshun Kole
3.Apr 22, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Elegia Para Alfredo
6.Apr 14, 2011:Double Daydream Disaster
Recuerda

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2011-04-07 
Rich and wonderful Afro-Caribbean music based in spirituality. Solid playing full of heart and history. Typically hot percussion from Santos, plus horns and vocals. Great stuff, every track.

1.Much too short mid-tempo drumming & African chanting.
2. Slow and rich Cuban ode, picks up into a fiery rumba.
3. Call-response intro to mid/upbeat wiggly goodness. Hot, hot!
4. Sweet and layered, relaxed anthem for peace. Beautiful.
5. Joyful, spirit-filled homage to Shango. Wonderful.
6. Slow and dreamy w/beautiful vocals, then fast & fiery.
7. Midtempo spoken word w/drums into a driving full-chorus jam.
8. Bright trombone leads to a dishy, big band cha-cha.
9. Rain stick & chanting. Light percussion. Picks up & gets busy.
10. Sweet & playful playful w/hints of electronica/recorded sounds.
11. Rich chanting, solid percussion, then chorus. Kinda mystical.
12. Drum jam, ululating call-response. Amazing vocals, mid/upbeat.

Track Listing
1.La Lubanche 7.Obatala
2.Elegia Para Alfredo 8.Para Ser Un Buen Sonero
3.Palo Monte 9.Llanto Para Un Amigo
4.La Esperanza 10.Oshun Kole
5.Shango 11.Tiempos De Oye
6.Recuerda 12.Marakitinche