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The Beginner's Guide To Cuba [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 Feb 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Nascente
  • ASIN: B0001E5STI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,243 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Chan Chan - Compay Segundo
2. La Ultima Noche - Omara Portuondo
3. Compositor Confundido - Ibrahim Ferrer
4. Tumbao A Peruchin - Alfredo Rodriguez
5. El Son De Baloy - Afro Cuban Allstars presents Felix Baloy
6. Encuentro Entre Soneros - Papi Oviedo Y Sus Soneros
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Luna Wanestan - Emilio Salvador
2. Echale Limon - NG La Banda
3. A Chano Pozo - Irakere
4. La Fibula - Yusa
5. Summertime - Bobby Carcasses
6. La Gata Loca - Mamborama
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Disc: 3
1. La Chica De Nieve - Juan Carlos Alfonso Y Su Dan Den
2. Capital De Capitales - Aramis Galinda
3. Disco Azucar - Los Van Van
4. Tu Repetiste - Issac Delgado
5. La Pelona - Bakuleye
6. Llego Danae - Danae
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginner's Guide to Cuba 1 April 2009
By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This `Beginner's Guide to Cuba' is a pretty good first port of call if you want to hear what Cuban music is all about. This has three discs of music offering a pretty comprehensive selection of tracks, the first disc has Classic Cuban Music, the second has more Jazzy music and the third has Salsa. This collection features such artists as Compay Segundo and Ibrahim Ferrer and if you like Buena Vista Social Club (which I also heartily recommend) then the first disc will be right up your street. With attractive packaging, a brief written introduction to each track and music to get your feet tapping and hips shaking this is an excellent collection to get you in the mood for any Cuban holiday or to help you relieve your experience when you get back. Well worth a look.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots to like 29 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Beginners Guide series is garnering a reputation for collecting quality tunes in a triple CD set...and BGT Cuba is no exception. The three CDs each cover a different style...

CD1 "Classic Cuba' has all the Buena Vista style artists: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Cunbanismo etc. and there are a few classic tunes that many will know from other sources, but the quality bar is high, with most tunes displaying the easy languid grooves and harmonies we have come to know and love. *****

CD2 "Jazzy Cuba' ...says it all...the cuban grooves being a little more subservient to solos and spotlights on individual talents...still exuberant and danceable, but perhaps less of interest to DJs. This is my least favourite of the three.***

CD3 'Salsa Cuba' is chock full of top Cuban salsa, which is like South American Salsa, but with a sprinkling of Mambo thrown in for good measure. There are some tunes here that get you moving...almost against your will...real MOVERS! ****

Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean has, along with her neighbour Jamaica, exerted an influence on the world's music that far outweighs her size and population. Here, especially on disc one, we see why, with some breathtakingly beautiful tunes.
Total time for the three CDs is a reasonable 2 1/2 hours. All the tunes, with a few exceptions are from between 1995 and 2003, and many of these pieces have a timeless quality that only world class musicians can provide. Recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Bargin 23 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you like latin/cuban music, and don't yet have any in your cd collection, then this is a must buy. It does exactly what it says on the tin: its the perfect beginners guide.
Each of the three cd's is worth the asking price on its own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good buy 22 Feb 2014
By Blaz
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm not a purist, I simply like music. This CD seems to be a selection of some of the better Cuban music. Different styles but all with that energy and love of life that seems to typify Cuban music. I'm glass I bought this CD.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guide book 7 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We haven't been yet, so don't know but it looks to be a very useful book. We look forward to enjoying it.
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