on February 8, 2011
I admit, I am the biggest fan of this duo. Although I've never met them in person nor gone to their concerts, their music brings out the proud Cuban in me, I'm half Cuban and my other Spaniard half gives way to the Cubanity this duo brings. Just when people thought they were washed up and never colaborate again, these two got together and recorded what to me is thier best CD. A bit of nostalgia, a few great new numbers composed by the duo like Lolita Lola, La Charanga, 100% Cubano, etc... Unfortunatly Raul was in an almost fatal accident in South America after this recording. Then followed the compilations of greatest hits and so forth in his absence. Many thought he was through if not at death's door. But in 2010 they have come back a bit older but still as melodic and moving to me with their CD 33, commemorating the years they've been together since the days of Charanga 76. What can I say but that I love their music and will always be watchfull of any new recordings or events. My dream is to meet them and see them perform live. I heard it is quite an experience.