Various Artists / Afro-Cubano
Album: Afro-Cubano   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2022
Label:Putumayo World Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-01-28 Pull Date: 2023-04-01 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Feb 26 Feb 19
Airplays: 2 2 2 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 06, 2023: Run-Away Radio
4. Mar 23, 2023: Run-Away Radio
Boracho, Dur Di Kutubel
2. Mar 30, 2023: Run-Away Radio
N'dona Ponte, Requiem De L'amour
5. Mar 20, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Dur Di Kutubel
3. Mar 28, 2023: Virtually Happy
Bessoka (Version Courte)
6. Mar 18, 2023: Music Casserole

Album Review
Global Ginga
Reviewed 2022-12-29
The songs on this collection come from many different countries but fit together naturally like a jigsaw puzzle that takes the listener through a a joyous musical adventure - from Africa to the Caribbean. The CD includes a 12 page booklet with extensive information about café culture, artists and songs plus an album download card. The songs featured on this collection come from many African diaspora countries: Cameroon, Congo, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, Senegal, São Tomé & Príncipe, Suriname and Cuba.
All songs are recommended. More melodic and slower songs are tracks 1,3,4,5,6. Keep in mind that in track 6, we have Afro-Portuguese talent, songwriter Uziel Sança sharing his “Sociedade Parasita” in the traditional coladeira style of Cabo Verde, a former Portuguese colony.
If you are looking for more fast paced tracks, play tracks 2,7,8,9,10.
Track 7, Boracho, sounds like a cha-cha from Cuba but is from Suriname. Track 9, Santomense reminds me of a Santana song and the guitar solo will show you why. Lastly, track 10, by Los Angele's resident, Ricardo Lemvo, is clearly a mashup of Africa and Cuba and should get listeners on the dance floor. Look for Lemvo's performances in the Bay Area.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Dibango, Manu Bessoka (Version Courte)
2. Marta, Eneida Dur Di Kutubel
3. Jesús "el Niño", Alejandro Adios Guajira
4. Sança, Uziel Sociedade Parasita
5. Meissa Femme Noire
6. Cabrera, Rey Paraíso Guajiro
7. Sonora Paramarera Boracho
8. Malonga, Mel Requiem De L'amour
9. Amado, Neto Santomense
10. Lemvo, Ricardo & Makina Loca N'dona Ponte