Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ shipping
The Baboons | Spanglish

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Ozomatli Santana War

More Artists From
United States - Florida

Other Genres You Will Love
World: World Beat Rock: Latin Rock Moods: Mood: Fun
There are no items in your wishlist.

Spanglish

by The Baboons

Funky Latin Rock / Worldbeat from Miami
Genre: World: World Beat
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Balkan Thang
4:38 $0.99
clip
2. Spanglish
4:09 $0.99
clip
3. Que Tiene Que Ver
5:00 $0.99
clip
4. Sugarcane
3:58 $0.99
clip
5. El Tiki Tiki
5:08 $0.99
clip
6. Soon Come Samba
4:02 $0.99
clip
7. Pequeña Habanera
8:30 $1.29
clip
8. This Is Me
4:31 $0.99
clip
9. Prints
4:15 $0.99
clip
10. Dashiki Blue
5:12 $0.99
clip
11. Cebolla
3:55 $0.99
clip
12. Good Good
6:50 $1.29
clip
13. Alborota
6:39 $1.29
clip
14. Crazy Confirmation
4:33 $0.99
clip
15. Yuca
5:41 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Baboons' ambitious new bilingual recording Spanglish features all-original songs that pay homage to Miami's diversity and draw inspiration from the mix of global cultural influences found on the streets and beaches of their hometown. Throughout the years, the band's music has evolved into a rich global fusion that combines Latin American, Caribbean, African, Middle Eastern and American roots influences.

The seven-piece outfit on "Spanglish" features sultry singer Majica on lead vocals and founder Mano Pila on drums and vocals (the two also host the Global Gumbo with Majica & Mano P. radio show Sundays on WDNA, 4-6 p.m.), Miguel Rega on percussion, Ike Blues on guitar and vocals, Michael Mut on bass, and Dominick Cama and Paul Messina on saxophones and flutes.

"Spanglish is a love letter to the Miami that thrives in a cultural community, where diverse people from all over the world live, love and influence each other every day," said Majica, who along with Pila served as a principal songwriter on the album. “These songs are stories about real Miami characters. They come from different worlds, they struggle, but in the end they all call Miami home."

The title song 'Spanglish' is the story of a young woman that comes here to 'get away from the cold' and winds up falling in love and becoming 'fluent in amor'..'Soon Come Samba' is about a samba-loving little sister dreaming of future carnavals and the older sister that warns her not to grow up too fast. 'Cebolla' tells the story of an aging mambo master who works construction by day but is a hero to the kids in his working-class neighborhood when he blows his horn at night. 'Dashiki Blue' is about a homesick college student overwhelmed by a parcel from home. 'Pequena Habanera' is a coming-of-age tale about a domino-hustling Little Havana princess and the love-struck son of the baker who courts her with guava pastries. The band's audacious mix of seemingly disparate musical elements provides the perfect framework for these South Florida stories.

There are plenty of weird and wonderful mash-ups on Spanglish, from the exotic bombast of 'Balkan Thang' to the Fela-meets-Hendrix onslaught of 'Yuca,' the instrumentals that bookend the CD. In between there's the merengue-punk of 'El Tiki Tiki,' the gospelly country waltz 'Crazy Confirmation,' and the catchy 50's rocker 'This Is Me,' which celebrates and reinforces the message: 'This is me, I am what I am!'"

Spanglish was recorded at Miami's Red Door Studios and the finishing touches at were added at several studios in South Florida. Special guests include Senegalese griot Morikeba Kouyate on kora, Jose Domenech on piano, AJ Hill on baritone sax, Rich Dixon on trumpet, Jose Elias and Buffalo Brown on guitars, Kenneth Metzker on steel drums, Phil McArthur on Violin & Bass and JJ Freire on djembe. Spanglish cover Art by Eva Ruiz.

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review