Monday, October 6, 2008

A free Buena Vista Social Club download

My Hispanic Heritage Month cavalcade of FREE MP3s has been skimpy on Cuban music. I know this.

So here’s one from “Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall,” a double-CD that’ll be released next week.

Click here to hear “De Camino a la Vereda” on my Vox blog. To download it, click the song title below.

“Buena Vista Social Club,” of course, was the title of a 1997 album (conceived by producer Ry Cooder) and a 1999 documentary (by German filmmaker Wim Wenders) which together shined a worldwide spotlight on Afro-Cuban music.

The new double-CD documents the 1998 New York City concert which was featured at the end of the movie.

“De Camino a la Vereda” (MP3)


Francisco said...

Thanks UBM for this wonderful gift this morning. BVSC remains heavy in my rotation of CDs/mp3 albums I listen at all times. I miss Compay Segundo sooo fucking much, you have no idea. (RIP, Compay!)

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Glad you liked, Francisco.

destruction said...

One of the few "World" albums that I'm familiar with (sic). My 9 and 10 year old have "Chen Chen" on their 1 giggers