Record of the Week — Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba (Vol. 2)

STOP SMILING presents the weekly mp3 blog, in which we showcase one new release each Tuesday, along with a track from the albumsi-para-cover +++ This week’s record is Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba (Vol. 2), Various Artists (Waxing Deep) +++ Refuse the urge to compare this to Buena Vista Social Club — each song on Waxing Deep’s second installment from post-revolution Cuba is distinct, unraveling the story of creativity inspired by the contradiction of state endorsement and censorship; special attention to “Tremendo Tremendo” by Group Monumental reveals the ingenuity and resourcefulness; groovy horns and a thick funk bass dance smoothly alongside a genuine Cuban son montuno; a beautiful blend of inconsistencies.
+++ Audio - “Tremendo Tremendo” by Grupo Monumental. - Post by Kris Rios