Songs You May Have Missed #344

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Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla: “Bomba Te Traigo Yo” (1994)

 

The song’s title translates as “I bring you Bomba” and it’s a celebration of the bomba style of party music, traditional in Puerto Rico and based on African rhythms. Acoustic guitar and cuatro (a native, guitar-like stringed instrument) create a buoyant blend in a song that speaks of the “delicious rhythm” of “the land where I was born”.

“Puerto Rico” means “rich port”. And the phrase certainly seems to apply to its music.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2012/12/26/songs-you-may-have-missed-269/

Songs You May Have Missed #269

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Jose Gonzalez and Criollo Clasico: “Campo” (1991)

Take a four minute mental vacation from those winter storms with the warm, enveloping sounds of Jose Gonzalez’ Puerto Rican cuatro music.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/02/28/14201/

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