Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

SON COMO SON.(Venue)

Byline: David Steinberg

corazon

Son Como Son

***1/2

7 p.m. today, Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain NW. Part of the Salsa Under the Stars concert series. $10, $8 seniors and students

Cesar Bauvallet, Son Como Son's musical director, writes in the CD booklet that "corazon," the CD title that translates as "heart," is what the band really tries to communicate to listeners.

Call it what you will -- heart, passion, fire -- but the brass-driven Son Como Son so overflows with that quality that one can never stop dancing to its Afro-Caribbean music.

The nine-piece Albuquerque band has an abundance of musical talent that is fused in its new album, from the opening tune with the double meaning "La Cosita Que Tu Tienes" to "Traigo Caramelo" and on to the concluding "Entregate. …

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