by Los Ninos de Sara



Los Niños de Sara aren't so much the babies of Sara, but of the band Alabina -- three of this group's members came from there. The billing, as Gipsy Kings meet Buena Vista Social Club, is a little less than fair, although there's plenty of rhumba on this disc and the guitars strum and flourish in the best flamenco tradition (and flamenco is a gypsy tradition). But whereas the Gipsy Kings have many of the music's rough edges smoothed out for mass consumption, this band generally keeps them more or less intact, with the vivid exception of the overly syrupy "Me Encuentro et Tu Desierte," with its lush backing and synthesizers. The basic quarter of three guitars and djembe is bolstered throughout by brass, giving hefty oomph to songs like "Vagabondo" and "Cae la Nieve." But there's a real vitality to the core of the music that courses through "La Cubanita." The guitar playing, always excellent, tends more to the understated, even on the closing instrumental, "Mi...Angel." This is far more about the blend of voices, which leans toward the rough and ready while still being engaging. All in all, an album of commercial rhumba/flamenco that keeps its integrity.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2003
Label: Intent City
UPC: 0671468000729
catalogNumber: 80007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ninos de Sara   Primary Artist
Michael Sembello   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Choir, Chorus
Nonô   Vocals
Michel Abihssira   Timbales
Jacques Bolognesi   Trombone
Manuel Delgado   Guitar
Alain Hatot   Saxophone
Kako   Brass
Phillipe Slominski   Trumpet
Ronny Gold   Synthesizer
Klifa Rachedi   Percussion

Technical Credits

David Batteau   Composer
Michael Sembello   Composer,Producer
Santi   Contributor
Salvatore Adamo   Composer
Sandro Abaldonato   Programming
Chris Papastephanou   Producer
Samy Goz   Composer
Charles Ibgui   Producer
Pedro Maza Luaces   Composer
Ronny Gold   Arranger,Composer,Engineer
Gina Haley   Programming
Jean Michel "Juanito" Motos   Composer
Charles Burbank   Composer
Jorge Córcega   Adaptation

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