The Three Caballeros


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The ever-popular and excitable Donald Duck stars in one of his greatest adventures — a dazzling blend of live action and classic Disney animation bursting with south of the border sights and sounds! When Donald receives a magical collection of gifts from his Latin American friends, they become his passport to a fantastic musical journey with Joe Carioca and Panchito, the charro rooster. With these experts to guide him, Donald hops, skips, and jumps his way through every splash of local color — each stop full of surprises and sensational songs!

Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans


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Don Omar's new album "Meet The Orphans" is a collection of brand new songs as well as selected tracks featuring artist from his record label "El Orfanato Music" The sound is trademark Don Omar and this can basically be seen as true follow up to his "King of Kings" project more so that the iDON project which was experimental in his sound and nature. The songs on the album are a mix of tropical beats, reggaeton and hip-hop sounds. Included in the album is the first single "Danza Kudura", an energetic dance- floor epic that features French Portuguese rtist "Lucenzo" as well as the underground hit "Hookah" featuring Plan B and of course the smash hit "Hasta Abajo". Additiona guest features include Zion and Lennox, Yagga & Mackie, and Orfanato artist Kendo and Syko. Don Omar has certified his place atop the Latin music industry as the urban genre's biggest star with hits such as "Dile", "Virtual Diva", "Cancion De Amor" and the gold-certified digital single "Angelito". His debut album "The Last Don" is a reggaeton classic and his sophomore album "King of Kings" had the highest debut ever for a Spanish-language album on the Billboard hot 100 sales chart. Now Don Omar returns with his highly anticipated follow-up to last year's #1 hit "IDON". Features brand new music from Don Omar as well as hits by artists from El Orfanato Music Group, Kendo , Marcy Place and Syko as well as collaborations with reggaeton's hottest stars. New album includes "Hasta Abajo", the hit that became a Latin urban anthem in 2010 and held the #1 position atop the Latin urban charts for 4 consecutive weeks. Also includes the new single, "Taboo", a song that promises to become an international hit as well as the street classics "Hooka" Feat. Plan B, "Good Looking" and "El Duro". Over the last year, Don Omar has confirmed his place as Latin urban music's hottest artist with continuous hits that have dominated radio in the US and Puerto Rico. The new project is a combination of brand new Don Omar hits as well as tracks that introduce his "Orfanato Music Group" artists.

AfroCubism


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The great world music album that-never-was has finally been realized. The project that became the Buena Vista Social Club has borne its own extraordinary fruit.

In 1996, a group of Mali's finest musicians were due to fly into Havana for a speculative collaboration with some of Cuba's most brilliant singers and instrumentalists. For reasons that have never been made clear, the Malians never arrived. A very different album was recorded: The Buena Vista Social Club. The rest, as they say, is multi-million selling history.
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Busco Un Pueblo


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As all of Spanish-speaking America is aware, Victor Manuelle is a great musical talent. Manuelle's commercial success is obvious to anyone who's turned on Latin radio since 1993 – he has sixteen studio albums to his credit, all of them hits, and three live albums. Mentored in his early career by Gilberto Santa Rosa, Manuelle is known as a formidable repentista, or improviser of rhymes. He became famous as an interpreter of complex, radior eady lyrics of amor y desamor love and its trials, but the power of his performances comes from his mastery of traditional Puerto Rican singing. His new CD titled "Busco Un Pueblo" delivers a message of unity and encouragement to all Latinos. The new single was written by Oscar "Oscarcito" Hernandez and has Victor Manuelle's unique style stamp. The CD is packed with traditional tropical music elements and contemporary sounds.

Nina de Fuego


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Buika unveils herself on the cover and bears all on her third album,
Niña de Fuego. Buika does away with the costumes that usually
decorate album covers, stripping away all but her feelings.
When she moved to Madrid and recorded her first album, she showed
the never-ending possibility of her skills as a singer. With her second
album,Mi Niña Lola, produced by Javier Limón, she got the
credibility, the recognition, the awards, the performances, and the
exciting reviews that left people breathless.
Her career cannot be summarized in a sentence but when she opens her
mouth you realize there is no singer like her.
Buika now arrives with her third album, Niña de Fuego (Girl
of Fire) again teaming up with producer Javier Limón. On this album,
Buika returns to the Spanish copla, performs for the first time several
ranchera songs, and also some new songs composed by herself and Javier
Limón. The album is full of songs about love and longing affection.
Buika sings of her personal experience in the lyrics that she and Javier
Limón wrote and composed.

Sono Sono: Tite Curet


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SOBRE UNA TUMBA HUMILDE / PLENA PA'L DIFUNTO PLANTACIÓN ADENTRO ESTO ES EL GUAGUANCÓ PA' LOS CACERÍOS CON LOS POBRES ESTOY ANDANDO LA TIERRA MÍA MI TRISTE PROBLEMA LAS CARAS LINDAS LAMENTO DE CONCEPCIÓN EL PRESTAMISTA (EN VIVO) CUCUBANO SORONGO (CONGO) FRANQUEZA CRUEL MAREJADA FELIZ BARRUNTO VALÉ MÁS UN GUAGUANCÓ (EN VIVO) DE TODAS MANERAS ROSAS VERSOS DE LA CALLE ARTISTAS INVITADOS: LALO RODRÍGUEZ, TRUCO Y ZAPEROKO, VIENTO DE AGUA, ANDY MONTAÑEZ, ISMAELITO RIVERA, FE CORTIJO, RAFY CORTIJO, LA PVC, TEGO CALDERÓN, LUIS DANIEL COLÓN, MIDALIS TORRES, RICARDO SIERRA, DANNY RIVERA, YUBÁ IRÉ, TRINA MEDINA, PLENAZO CALLEJERO, YERBABUENA, CALLE 13, SEUN KUTI, SAMMY TANCO, CULTURA PROFÉTICA, ORQUESTA LA 33, CHEO FELICIANO, RUBÉBN BLADES, JERRY MEDINA, ROBERTO ROENA Y SU APOLLO SOUND, MICHAEL STUART

Brazilian Cafe


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On July 28th, Putumayo will release Brazilian Café, an enchanting addition to its Café series. Brazilian Café brings together a captivating selection of samba, bossa nova and jazz by Brazilian stars and up-and-coming talents. In the early 1960s, legendary Brazilian composers Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes hung out in an Ipanema beachside café where they would often see a beautiful neighborhood girl, Helô Pinheiro, walk by. She became the inspiration for one of the most popular songs of all time, "Girl From Ipanema." The global bossa nova boom can be traced to that moment of musical inspiration at a Brazilian café and most of the artists on this CD drew inspiration from Jobim, de Moraes and other songwriters who followed. Brazilian Café includes songs by legendary singer and songwriter Djavan and jazz star Rosa Passos. The album also features songs by talented artists such as Paris-based songwriter Márcio Faraco, samba revivalist Teresa Cristina, electro-bossa hipster Katia B and eclectic vocalist Ceumar, all of whom have had songs on other Putumayo collections. As with all Putumayo CDs, this collection features songs that have not been released outside of the country of origin by exciting young talents such as Italy-based Toco, Salvador natives Alexandre Leão and Carlinhos Cor Das Aguas, bossa singer Marcia Salomon, and Rio's Arranco de Varsóvia and Ana Costa, who are among the hottest new voices in samba today. A portion of Putumayo's proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to Terra dos Homens Brazilian Association, which promotes children and adolescents' rights.