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Going to start featuring a new Latin release each week or so on Azucar y Candela, home of the Sweet Latin Heat! Listen in every Wednesday 6-8 pm...
This week's featured album on Azucar y Candela: Ukrainian salsa band DISLOCADOS, "La Salida." (READ MORE>>>>>)
Santa Salsera's review: "Latin music from the Ukraine? Damn straight: Not regurgitated or imitated, this is out-of-the-box, informed, original and freaking awesome: Salsa, bombiplena, guajira and cha cha cha styles in evidence. Comes to WXDU's playlist via Fania salsa legend Andy Harlow (who blurbed the liner notes). Female vocalists Karolina Patocki and Lesya Zdorovetskaya are already breaking the mold, as testified on track (9) casting a jaundiced eye on "piropos", or pick-up lines, and the expectations that only men make good soneros. Noteworthy instrumentalists include Ilya Yeresko, a monster on piano/keyboards, and bassist Valentin Korniyenko (who is given some name play on salsa's great bass player: Bobby Valentin). It is worth playing the 15 min., Ray Barretto-style jam session (6) just to hear all the musicians soloing. Organ and electric guitar on (7) makes for a 70s-style slow groover straight from the streets of Kiev. (10) is an outlier, a Polish folk song that converts into an Afro-Cuban rumba. There is only one Latino on this whole album, and he is singing backup. Say no more: Dislocados literally just put Ukraine on the map for Latin music fans."
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