Sentimiento (Escondida ESC 6516-2, 2005)
Omara Portuondo is perhaps the most important living Cuban female singer. Sentimiento is a great introduction to her long career. Most of the material is from the 1980s up to the mid 1990s. The album includes steamy boleros, captivating guarachas, fiery son, passionate ballads, cha cha chá and a few standards.
After many decades of hard work, she was “rediscovered” internationally in the 1990s by an independent Spanish record label, Nubenegra. Later came British label World Circuit and the
Buena Vista Social Club series.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.