Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Can You Feel It?

Do you feel it?

Yes, I feel it. I feel my beloved barrio. My ghetto.

We didn't need any ocean breeze. To the left we had the Hudson River. To the right, the East River. When we wanted to refresh ourselves, who needed the ocean? We had the pump. Ha!

- Joe Cuba, in Tu Lo Sientes? (mp3), an organ and rhythm-based barrio reminiscence.

There are those who swear it's true that brother are we all
But there are still so very few who'll answer a brother's call

- Ralfi Pagan, in the sweetly voiced Brother, Where Are You? (mp3)

Both from Salsa Explosion: The Sound of Fania Records. If you like these, most of the CD is even better.

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