COMPOSERS: Toto la Momposina
LABELS: Nuevos Medios
PERFORMER: Toto la Momposina (vocals)
CATALOGUE NO: NM 15771
Another Latin diva, TOTO LA MOMPOSINA from Colombia, takes a more radical view of her musical inheritance.
The big-band sound is here too, but the choice places more emphasis on the native and African dimensions, including a seven-minute number for voice, chorus and percussion and an instrumental for pipes and drums.
With its generous collection of hot, upbeat, brightly sung tunes in more mainstream styles, this issue is as intelligent as it is sensuously alive.