Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic

Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic

La India Canela SFW40547

"Call the fire department!" shouts fiery accordionist/singer/composer La India Canela (Lidia María Hernández López) when her driving "country" quintet of accordion, tambora (drum), güira (metal rasp), alto saxophone, and electric bass hits its stride. Rooted in the mountainous Cibao region of the Dominican Republic, the merengue típico’s driving dance beat, aggressive improvisations, and down-home lyrics make it an irresistible Caribbean original. 32-page booklet, 55 minutes.

La India Canela

Year Released 2008
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2008 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Caribbean; Latin; World

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101 Apriétame Así (Squeeze Me Like That) La India Canela 3:27
102 Consagración de Cariño (Dedication of Affection) La India Canela 3:49
103 El Rancho (The Ranch) La India Canela 4:44
104 Recuerdo de Ada (Memory of Ada) La India Canela 4:40
105 El Papujito (The Bearded Rooster) La India Canela 4:15
106 La Cuestión (The Thing) La India Canela 4:07
107 Con el Gusto Adentro (With the Flavor Inside) La India Canela 4:26
108 Las Siete Pasadas (The Seven Passages) La India Canela 4:04
109 Mangulina Medley: Majando; Don Amado; Guayacanal; Manolao La India Canela 3:23
110 Chicha La India Canela 4:53
111 La Culebra (The Snake) La India Canela 5:07
112 Cuando Yo Me Muera (When I Am Dying) La India Canela 3:48
113 Caña Brava (Fresh Sugarcane) La India Canela 4:12
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