KIP HANRAHAN, STEVE SWALLOW, MILTON CARDONA, ALFREDO TRIFF, BRANDON ROSS, XIOMARA LAUGART, LINDSAY MARCUS, LEIJIA HANRAHAN, LEO NOCENTELLI, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART, FERNANDO SAUNDERS, ANTHONY COX, YOSVANNI TERRY CABRERA, PEDRO MARTINEZ, BILLY BANG, HORACIO EL NEGRO HERNANDEZ, ROBBY AMEEN, RICHIE FLORES, RON BLAKE, BRYAN CARROTT, JOHN BEASLEY, MIKE CAIN, DD JACKSON, LYSANDRO ARENAS, MARIO RIVERA, DAFNIS PRIETO
Busses From Heaven; Real Time and Beautiful Scars; The Girl That Won't Resolve; Caravaggio / A Quick Balance; Night Cumbia; One Summer Afternoon; Xiomara Wears the Heat Beautifully; Paris Through Tears; Montana; Leijia On the Way to Brooklyn; Milton Cardona; Salt in the Mozambique Evening; Rumba of Cities; Accounting in the Morning; Winterscape With I.M.F.; City of Gold (Palestine Blues)
Produced by Kip Hanrahan with Dick Kondas
Recorded August 2004 through March 2007, New Jersey, New York
Released June 2007
Reviews...You can't write about this astonishing record without writing from within its world. Great music demands that, even if the task is impossible.
131263|**** You'd scarcely expect an album built around two drummers of high-caliber charge like Robby Ameen and Horacio Hernandez to be much more than clave power-plays and mountainous solos, but nothing could be further from the truth on Robby and Negro at the Third World War. Exploring neo-funk, Cuban roots and hip-hop, musical surprises rain down from track one: Ruben Blades dons the vestiments of Mick Jagger's diablo simpatico as Hernandez and Ameen build excitement..." - Fred Bouchard, Downbeat