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martes, 20 de noviembre de 2012

Afro Cuban All Stars Felix Baloy - Baila Mi Son (Cuba, 2000)

Afro Cuban All Stars Felix Baloy - Baila Mi Son (Cuba, 2000)

Felix Baloy (born 1943 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban singer, sonero, and percussionist. He has a Havana urban accent. He has been a vocalist with many groups, including Chappotin y Sus Estrellas, Revé, and Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, and most recently, the Afro-Cuban All Stars. He was one of the original members of the Afro-Cuban All Stars.
He also sang on the compilation album "Café Cubano", produced through Putumayo World Music.
He has at least three solo albums, "Baila Mi Son" (2000), "Un Poquito de Fé" (2005), and "Un Solo Amor" (2008).
One reviewer described him as famous in Cuba but virtually unknown elsewhere, although he had hits in the 1970s. Another reviewer described him as one of the most important soneros of the 1970s and 1980s.
His music has a message of standing up and speaking out for freedom and ones' rights, a message which has been hailed as a response to colonialism.

Gliceria Abreu:  Producer

David Alfaro:    Main Personnel, Piano
Roy Avila:         Cello
Felix Baloy:       Main Personnel, Primary Artist, Sona
Teresa Garcia Caturla:  Main Personnel, Sona
Jose Antonio Perez Fuentes     Violin
Juan de Marcos González        Audio Production, Choir/Chorus, Guitar, Musical Director, Producer
Raul Gutierrez  Sax (Baritone)
Shawn Joseph  Mastering
Enrique Lazaga            Arranger, Guira
Tristan Manco  Design
Paul Morris      Translation
Yaure Muñiz    Main Personnel, Trumpet
Alberto "Molote" Munoz          Main Personnel
Ricardo Muñoz            Bass, Main Personnel
Alejandro Pichardo Perez        Main Personnel
Daniel "El Gordo" Ramos         Main Personnel
Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos  Main Personnel
Efraín Ríos:       Arranger, Composer
Virgilio Valdes: Maracas
Nigel Williamson:          Liner Notes
Javier Zalba:     Flute, Sax (Baritone)

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