Asi Quiero Vivir

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2 Asi Quiero Vivir 04:39 $1.49 Buy
3 Que Viva Changó 05:43 $1.49 Buy
4 El Reto 04:08 $1.49 Buy
5 Comentrario Del Solar 02:55 $1.49 Buy
6 Soltando Chispa 04:11 $1.49 Buy
7 Como Estoy Sufriendo 02:51 $1.49 Buy
8 No Quiero Celos 03:00 $1.49 Buy
9 No Te Subas Que Te Caes 03:56 $1.49 Buy
10 Págame El Beso 03:19 $1.49 Buy
11 Guajiro Guarachero 04:16 $1.49 Buy
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14 Suena La Timba 03:56 $1.49 Buy

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The success of the Buena Vista Social Club has generated many solo recording projects by the group's members, including tres guitarist Eliades Ochoa. Now we have his sister, Maria Ochoa, who is known as "La Dame de la Musica Campesina" in her hometown of Santiago de Cuba.

Her debut recording, Asi Quiero Vivir , is the first truly modern Cuban son music performed by artists who grew up where the son is pure, who understand the tradition of son, and who are now developing the forms and traditions for the next generation. Santiago, Cuba is where son was born, and son is the foundation of all Cuban music.

Maria Ochoa, with her group (including her brother Eliades) perform their personalized versions of the songs she grew up with. The group maintains its roots, rescuing genres that constitute the direct antecedents of son and fuse them with a more contemporary style using their creativity, talent and the heart of each ensemble member. The songs demonstrate the spirit and soul of the people of the countryside, their traditions, the love of the land, nature and their own vision of the world.

"Made up of good old fashioned son montunos, cha cha cha, guajiras, and guarachas, with a simple instrumentation consisting of conga, bongo, guiro, maracas, tres, guitar, and bass, it provides an unavoidable feel that encourages one to dance. The marvels of today's sound technology makes this simple musical jewel a true pleasure to listen to." - Nestor Louis