THE REVOLUTION (VARIOUS)

Revolution

2009-05-31

The Revolution is a collaboration of nine producers and various Cuban performers from Havana's hip-hop scene. The product gives us an idea of what the current music scene is about around the Havana area. This is no Buena Vista Social Club, but you definitely get that Latin essence. Most of this is ordinary-sounding dance-pop stuff such as "Cuba Boom". A few tracks do stand out, though, such as the danceable hip-hop of "14me" and "Guatanamero". There's also ambient rock in two songs from Rich File (from UNKLE). Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) gets things started with "Shelter" and later with "Siente Mi Ritmo". (This, from what I can figure, means Feel My Rhythm.) This album should satisfy the person who is curious about the current grass-roots music scene around Havana. Rebecca Ruth

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 11/2004

    Daby Toure
    Diam

  • reviewed 03/2017

    MadeinTYO
    THANK YOU, MR. TOKYO

  • reviewed 05/2009

    ENTER THE HAGGIS
    Gutter Anthems

  • reviewed 07/2007

    CULVER CITY DUB COLLECTIVE
    Dos

  • reviewed 08/2007

    SENTI TOY
    How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face?

  • reviewed 03/2014

    SUENALO
    Keep It Groovin'

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.