Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Cubaton: Gente de Zona

I've been wanting to post this song ever since I went to Cuba last year. You can imagine how hard it is to find Cuban music sometimes. (Side note - with iTunes supporting DRM free music, things will be a lot easier and more legal soon!)

Gente de Zona is a typical cubatón band, incorporating timba elements into a straightforward reggaeton sound. Just how I like my beats: exotically flavored, smooth on the ears, and verrry contagious. "Soñé" was the perfect summer hit: sunny music with playful lyrics, perfectly suited for sensual dancing. No Cubana can resist these guys, check out how the audience is dancing in the (bad quality) video below. Makes me wanna go on holiday VERY soon!

Bonus videos: timba band Bamboleo side-stepping into reggaeton with "El Bueno Soy Yo", and La Charanga Habanera joining rapper Eddy-K on "Llegaron Los Grandes". Couldn't find the mp3s for these songs, so the videos will have to do!

Gente de Zona - Soñé mp3 buy@iTunes

Gente de Zona:


Eddy-K & Charanga Habanera: