La Barriada

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Milan Latino
WORKS: Cuban dance/vocal music
PERFORMER: La Barriada
CATALOGUE NO: 74321 40245/2

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 CD couch potatoes will want to get up and dance with the seven-piece Cuban band La Barriada, in its more contemporary and internationalised way, fitted out with jazz harmonies, electric bass and keyboards. Long tracks allow complex and absorbing forms to develop over the easy pulse, lifted by strong vocals and punctuated by a couple of good slower tunes – ‘Por una serenata’, with its haunting sax solo, is the pick of them.