Click for elWatusi eNewsletter Nº 29 for April 28, 2011.
This week we have not one but two excellent new Playlists: One by DJ ANTHONY MANCINI (Italy) and and one DJ DON BERNARDO (Brazil). Be sure to check those out. NEW DOWNLOADS: CHOCO ORTA’s instant classic Choco Swing is a salsa gem that should not be missed. Choco is our nominee for top sonera in the US and PR. Speaking of PR, you gotta hear ORQUESTA CHANGÜÍ — the islands top timba band. Vampisoul Records has released the super hip compilation called The Afrosound of Colombia, Volume 1. It’s a Salsa-Boogalu-Cumbia dance party. Eddy Helder, also known as PING PING, had a hit in the ’60s with his Sucu Sucu release. Check out the super fine reggae release by HOLLIE COOK, daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. This is one of our current favs, getting a lot of play here at elWatusi Central. While we’re touting great world music, be sure to have a listen to the new Rough Guide to Klezmer compilation. Other compilations of note are those of DESI ARNAZ and TITO PUENTE. A cool reissue is Tabu from RALPH FONT and his Orchestra which included trumpeter Joe Cain and drummer Steve Berrios. And, finally, read JOHN CHILD’s great bio on bandleader NORO MORALES, illustrated with a pristine photo by the great photographer WILLIAM GOTTLIEB. - elW
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