Putumayo Presents - Latinas

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, September 07, 2013 Under ,
In societies as patriarchal as those of Latin America, music is one of the few venues in which women have traditionally been allowed to shine. They have been the purveyors of lullabies, celebratory songs, and religious ritual music. In the last several decades, Latin American women have made tremendous strides into the commercial music world, most notably in the areas of Cuban son and Brazilian samba. All the while, however, women in Peru, Chile, Argentina, and other countries have been quietly making inroads into popular music. This release examines the varicolored tapestry of Latin American women's music. The veteran Argentine political singer Mercedes Sosa, who helped popularize nueva cancion, the Latin American counterpart to the '60s folksong revival in the U.S., contributes "Un Son Para Portinari," a paean to radical painter Cándido Portinari. Her deep, straightforward voice fearlessly declaims Nicolas Guillen's poetry. Mariana Montalvo, a Chilean singer with a honeyed voice, uses the traditional sounds of her native country in new ways on "La Libélula (The Dragonfly)," a song with an irresistible sway. Mexican singer Lhasa's cool, otherworldly voice intertwines with sinuous cello lines on her smoky cabaret song "De Cara A La Pared." Comparisons to Sadé are inevitable here. By contrast, Cuban singer Celina González ("Guajira Linda") has the assertive pipes of Ethel Merman. There is good, solid representation of a variety of styles here. As with any compilation, there are a few weak tracks, but the strong ones make the whole thing a more than worthwhile listen. ~ Peggy Latkovich, All Music Guide

[01]. Zamba Malato - Susana Baca - Susana Baca
[02]. Los Sabores Del Porro - Toto La Momposina - Toto La Momposina
[03]. De Cara A La Pared - Lhasa - Lhasa
[04]. Guajira Linda - Celina Gonzalez - Celina Gonzalez
[05]. Raices Negras - Eva Ayllon - Eva Ayllon
[06]. La Libelula - Mariana Montalvo
[07]. Baisabi - Xiomara Fortuna
[08]. Ha Mulheres - Rita Ribeiro
[09]. Brasileira, Tout Simplement - Nazare Pereira
[10]. Azucar De Cana - Trio Los Chasquis
[11]. Un Son Para Portinari - Mercedes Sosa

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