Panama a Son de Salsa
Ruben Blades, Camilo Azuquita, Victor Paz, Meñique, Mauricio Smith, Guillermo Edgehill, Emilio Reales, Félix Wilkins, Danilo Pérez and Tito Contreras are familiar names of recognized Panamanian heavyweights is salsa music that made a name in New York. However, little is known about the artists that stayed and made a career in Panamá. A first successful attempt, I should say, was made with the awesome Panamá--Latin, Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus 1965-75, of which a second volume is on the way. Now, for our delight, we have Panamá a Son de Salsa, a remarkable collection that focuses on recent work by Panamanian salsa artists--mostly newcomers--that are keeping the music alive in that country.
The compilation includes 16 tunes by assorted bands and singers, including Sociedad Anómina, Gaitanes, Roberto Delgado y...