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Siempre Amare la Bomba [Bomba del Chota]
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performed by Robert Santiago, Vincent Viala, Eric L'Heudé, Sandra Vargas Amador and François Lalange, Robert Santiago y su Tipica; in Robert Santiago y su Tipica: Panamericana (Buda Musique, 2007), 4 mins
performed by Robert Santiago, Vincent Viala, Eric L'Heudé, Sandra Vargas Amador and François Lalange, Robert Santiago y su Tipica; in Robert Santiago y su Tipica: Panamericana (Buda Musique, 2007), 4 mins
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Para Todos Ustedes
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produced by John Santos and Juan Gutiérrez (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2005), 1 hour 15 mins
The bomba and plena are the heartbeat of Afro-Puerto Rican music. In Para Todos Ustedes (For All of You), New York's acclaimed Los Pleneros de la 21 wraps these venerable drumming, singing, and dancing traditions in a creative web of fresh arrangements, contemporary harmonies, and a message of pride in their musi...
produced by John Santos and Juan Gutiérrez (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2005), 1 hour 15 mins
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Viento de Agua Unplugged: Materia Prima
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy and Tito Matos, 1968- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 50 mins
The bomba and plena heard on this recording are the materia prima (raw material) of today's two most African Puerto Rican musical traditions. When its dynamic leader Tito Matos created the group Viento de Agua ("Wind of Water"), he vowed to keep alive the "streetcorner sound" of the plena, music rooted in the liv...
produced by Daniel E. Sheehy and Tito Matos, 1968- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 50 mins
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Miguel Castro Y Su Amigos: Latin Rhythms
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produced by Pablo Cárcamo, 1951-; performed by Miguel Castro, Achim Schneider, Gáston de Avila, José Cruz LaPorte, Patricia Salas, Pablo Cárcamo, 1951-, Oliver Strauch, Chris Ahrens, Otty Cambrelen and Veanessa Lawicki De Castro (ARC Music Productions, 2002), 44 mins
produced by Pablo Cárcamo, 1951-; performed by Miguel Castro, Achim Schneider, Gáston de Avila, José Cruz LaPorte, Patricia Salas, Pablo Cárcamo, 1951-, Oliver Strauch, Chris Ahrens, Otty Cambrelen and Veanessa Lawicki De Castro (ARC Music Productions, 2002), 44 mins
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Bon Ye
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produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Cristóbal Diaz; performed by Grupo Borinquen; in Lamento Borincano (Puerto Rican Lament): Early Puerto Rican Music 1916-1939 (CD1) (Arhoolie Records, 2001), 3 mins
produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Cristóbal Diaz; performed by Grupo Borinquen; in Lamento Borincano (Puerto Rican Lament): Early Puerto Rican Music 1916-1939 (CD1) (Arhoolie Records, 2001), 3 mins
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Puerto Rico in Washington
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produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 54 mins
Marcial Reyes y sus Pleneros de Bayamon and Cuerdas de Borinquen play bombas and plenas, music of the mountains, the coast, and the city. Recorded live at the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this collection features notes in English and Spanish discussing the development of these musical styles amd background...
produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 54 mins
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Bomba: Monitor Presents Music of the Caribbean
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(Monitor Records, 1993), 42 mins

The Federators Steel Band from Antigua and Barbuda, Vaccines Petionville and the Chanteclair Trio from Haiti, and The Colon Sisters and Paquito López Cruz Ensemble from Puerto Rico give listeners a taste of the diverse musical genres to be found in the English, French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Whether on s...

(Monitor Records, 1993), 42 mins
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Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii
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produced by Ted Solís, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 42 mins
A fascinating 16 track collection of dance music that creates a panorama of Puerto Rican musical life in Hawai'i and bears a striking resemblance to Tex-Mex conjunto music. Artists include Charles Figueroa, Virginia Rodrigues, Glenn Ferreira, and others.

"...[A] superb reminder that some of our best music can...
produced by Ted Solís, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 42 mins
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