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Llego... Van Van

Juan Formell y Los Van Van Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Aug 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Havana Caliente
  • ASIN: B00009P1NC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,335 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

1. Permiso Que Llego Van Van 2. Temba, Tumba, Timba 3. Eso Damelo A Mi 4. La Bomba Soy Yo 5. El Negro Esta Cocindando 6. Somos Cubanos 7. El Cheque 8. Quien No Ha Dicho Una Mentira 9. Mi Chocolate 10. Consuelate Como Yo 11. Appapas Del Calabar 12. Havana City

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Cuban dance album 27 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Los Van Van have long been leaders and innovators in Cuban music but "Llego" takes this to new heights. The albums first 4 tracks are absolute world beaters for salsa dance and will not fail to move you musically, your feet will do their own thing! In their legendary "Songo" style they have produced one of their best and almost instantly classic, albums. If you have not bought any of their music before, make this one your first purchase, you will play this for weeks as your first choice.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cuban Music ! The best of the best! 28 Sep 1999
By yoyohere@hotmail.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Es cierto que para gusto se han hecho los colores, pero este sabor de la musica cubana esta hecho para todos los gustos. La energia transmitida e impregnada en cada latido de la clave cubana son inigualables. Marc Anthony es muy bueno, La India igual, pero en cuanto a ritmo se trata no hay como los Van Van que son, vuelvo y repito lo mejor de lo mejor. La musica cubana tiene la pasion y el ritmo que ninguna otra. Tanto asi que no cae en el baladismo aburrido de otros ritmos derivados de la original musica de Cuba. Se~ores, por supuesto que soy cubano, pero no se trata de eso, es que no se puede tapar el sol con un dedo, lo que tiene calidad prevalece, y aunque no se escuche esta musica abiertamente en los Estados Unidos por las presiones politicas, algun dia muchos que dicen llamarse los reyes o due~os de la salsa tendran no mas que retirarse. Pa' la escuela!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars los van van wuz' alwayz here 21 Mar 2000
By abel robaina - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
im a diehard van van fan,im cuban and i left the island 4 years ago, i grew up listening to their music in a dayly basis,from "el guararey the pastora" to "de igual a igual" i think i know enough to say that this is one of van van best albums yet .I have to admit that when i first heard it i didint understood rigth away it took me a couple of times to realize the high quality cd that i had in my hands a blasting mixture of timba and son cubano that only the composers duet of juan formell and cesar "pupi" pedroso(bass & piano) could achieve, they are in my opinion cuba's lennon-mccartney.my favorite cuts are #8,12,9,3,4,2,1. For those who say that the recording quality of this CD stinks i have to say that their mellow ears are to adapted to the chese sound of Marc Anthony and new york & miami low quality salsa this album was recorded and mixed with top of the line equipment. Just listen to the Bass & percussion sets and tell me if you ever heard anithng like that before in the USA.is the phatetst sound ever, i guess is to black for some people if you want to know what im talking about check this cuban bands aviable in amazon.com La Charanga Habanera. Manolin El medico de la Salsa. Paulito F.G. y su Elite. Bamboleo. La Caro Band. ...enjoy the cuban ride.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best dancing music I have heard this year... 27 Sep 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Those fortunate enough to have followed-up the career of Juan Formell and Los Van Van will agree that this is an excellent album. For 30 years, Los Van Van have represented the original and authentic sound of a culture proud of its African ancestry, and for 30 years they have consistently been rated #1 dance group in their country, as well as enjoying international acclaim through their frequent performances overseas. This album is a very good sample of the best afro-cuban musical tradition, which provided the foundation for the music known in the USA as "afro- caribbean", particularly in the 70s and 80s. In my opinion, two tracks are of special interest, "La bomba soy yo" and "Appapas del Calabar". Unfortunately the lyrics cannot be accurately translated into English (or any other language), but they hold the key to the authenticity of their work in representing a unique culture, which cannot be copied or adopted by any other neighboring culture, simply because it reflects the everyday life of their own country. For those who cannot dance with Los Van Van wherever they may be playing on the Eve of the 21st Century, this album is definitely the best next thing to have at that special moment!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendo Swing!!! 2 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD is infectious. I cant stop listening to it. It swings from begining to end. Nothing political here. Just great dance music. Music GREAT!!! Production GREAT!!! Dance factor GREAT!!! Musically this is alot more free than a salsa record. These guys arent afraid to take chances. Now I understand what all the hype is about. These guys ARE Cuba's second best export (next to cigars of coarse) : ) LATIN MUSIC FANS BUY THIS RECORD, if you dont already own it
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalled mastery of Afro-Cuban rhythm 10 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It is unfortunate that political (or other) biases against Cuba (or certain types of Cubans) should taint the assessment of what is a genuinely superb album; furthermore, the so-called inferior production (barely audible above the AUTHENTIC RHYTHMIC GROOVE that Salseros in New York and San Juan have been trying unsuccessfully to imitate for thirty-odd years now) of Llego...Van Van shouldn't be the issue here. Apparently, those who were so confused by the unique intricacy of Cuban rhythm at its best found nothing else to do but whine about the production???!!! All in all, this album is irresistibly danceable (the true hallmark of authenticity), shaming many others who have tried in vain for decades to recapture the soul of Cuba, the ultimate source of inspiration for those who would take her music, label it Latin, Afro-Caribbean or what have you, and deny her due credit. "La Bomba Soy Yo" and "Somos Cubanos", tracks four and six on Llego...Van Van, and the entire album, for that matter, set the record straight. A must have for connoisseurs of Cuban music as well as for those who have yet to discover where the spices in the sauce called salsa REALLY come from....
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