Tocando Tierra: Tribute to Latin American Music [3 CD]

Tocando Tierra: Tribute to Latin American Music [3 CD]



With proceeds benefiting UNICEF programs for children in Latin America, there's one good reason to pick up this three-disc set. There are 36 more. Featuring artists the caliber of Buena Vista Social Clubber Compay Segundo, Peruvian diva Eva Ayllón, Brazil's bossa star Joyce, Mexican balladeer Armando Manzanero, and many others, this tribute set really is a testament to the glory of Latin American song. Producer Dave Grusin has selected not only top-notch artists, but wonderful material as well. Full of surprises, the discs cover the vast continent and surrounding islands, drawing upon Cuban classics (Segundo's hit "Chan Chan"), cumbia ("La Pollera Colorá"), Afro-Peruvian rhythms ("El Alcatraz," in a fiery rendition by Ayllón), bolero ("No Se Tú"), and Latin jazz (Béla Fleck, Alex Acuña, and Paquito D'Rivera take care of that). Exciting contemporary sounds from Brazilian samba-rockers Pedro Luis a Parede and members of Los Van Van and Adalberto Alvarez's band complete the package.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/1999
UPC: 0685172003013
catalogNumber: 301

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Grusin   Piano,Keyboards
Luis Enrique   Conga,Vocals
Armando Manzanero   Vocals
Soledad Bravo   Vocals
Alex Acuña   Drums,Maracas,Timbales
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar
Brandon Fields   Soprano Saxophone
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Melissa "Missy" Hasin   Cello
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Kenny O'Brien   Vocals
Ramon Stagnaro   Electric Guitar,Steel String
Cheo Hurtado   cuatro
David Pena   Double Bass
Miguel Urbina   Drums
Francis Benítez   Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Euphonium
Junny Brito   cuatro
A. Parera   Track Performer
Carlos Puchi   Vocals
Saul Vera   Mandola
Ensamble Gurrufío   Track Performer
Habana Essemble   Track Performer
Eva Ayllón   Vocals
Andres Briceno   Drums
Mario "El Indio" Hernandez   Trumpet
Nancy Ross   Viola
Pedro Luis   Track Performer
Jerry Helara   Violin
Norma Hernández   Vocals
Haila Monpie   Vocals
Alex Brown   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Don Grusin   Producer
Frank Quintero   Producer
Samuel Quiros   Executive Producer

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