Vengo Venenoso (Universal Music Latino, 2008)
Antonio Carmona used to sing in the groundbreaking Flamenco hybrid band Ketama, which was renowned in world music circles. His new CD, titled Vengo Venenoso takes into a pop crooner direction. The producers have removed a lot of the Flamenco ambiance and replaced it with slick pop and rock arrangements. Nevertheless, there is still a remnant of the Ketama legacy. The last track, "Miedo," which is by far the best cut, shows the Nuevo Flamenco vibes combines with global rhythms and melodies.
Vengo Venenoso was produced by Argentine producer Gustavo Santaolala, the king Midas of recent Latin pop productions. Most of the songs will please the top 40 crowd. For the world music stuff, stick to "Miedo," the opening rumba "Se Amarra el Pelo," songs
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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.