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Fania All Stars

Live In Africa CD & DVD Set
DVD (Fania Codigo 509753), Released 1974; Re-Issued 2012
Editor's Pick:
Special CD and DVD package set!
In 1974, the Godmother of Salsa, Celia Cruz was invited to perform in front of 80,000 fans in Kinshasa, Zaire. Celia appears with the Fania All Stars led by Johnny Pacheco. Also featured is the incredible rhythm section of Ray Baretto. This inspired concert was shot by Academy Award winner Leon Gast.
A stunning performance by Celia Cruz & the Fania All Stars, part of a 3-day festival celebrating sports and entertaiment in the African country, surrounding the classic “Rumble In The Jungle” fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali! The concert was done before an amazing 80,000 people – finding the group feverishly performing classics such as “Quimbara,” “Guantanemera,” “El Raton,” “Mi Gente,” “Ponte Duro,” and more. All Stars include Johnny Pacheco, Santos Colón, Cheo Feliciano, Larry Harlow, Bobby Valentin, Ray Barretto and more. 54 minutes of Fania bliss! Pacheco, Lavoe, and, of course, Celia Cruz are great. However, the scene with Roberto Roena dancing is alone worth the price of this DVD. 54 minutes.
The DVD has lots of bonus footage, too. Highly Recommended. (BP, 2012-06-29)
Song titles include:
Disc One (DVD) Quimbara With Celia Cruz
Guantanamera With Celia Cruz
En Orbita
El Ratón With Jorge Santana
Mi Gente
Fania Theme
Disc Two (CD): Traditional Congo Tribal Song
Descarga Fania All Stars In Africa
Kinshasha Airport Arrival Jam
Rehearsal Of New Material
African Drums - Ray Barretto
Ivory Market Jam
Pacheco Signs Autographs
Hector Lavoe & Ismael Quintana Traditional (A Cappella)
Pupi Warms Up
Ponte Duro
Musicians include:
Johnny Pacheco
Larry Harlow
Bobby Valentin
Nicky Marrero
Ray Barretto
Roberto Roena
Luis Perico Ortiz
Victor Paz
Lewis Kahn
Pupy Legarreta
Yomo Toro
Cheo Feliciano
Hector Lavoe
Ismael Miranda
Ismael Quintana
Santos Colon
Special Guest: Celia Cruz
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
Shipping Value: 1
ORDER TL-24824.20 DVD $21.98


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