Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Reggaeton: Caballo Viejo

The Gipsy Kings might have sold more records with Bamboleo, their version of Caballo Viejo - Simon Diaz' classic of musica llanera - but the first person to have a worldwide hit with the track was Cuban sonero Roberto Torres. Now Torres is back with Venezuelan rapper Andres Eduardo Perez Fernandez, A.K.A Andre MC, with a reggaeton version.
The track comes from Andre's new album Lyrikal, which was released at the end of 2007.
For a boy born in Valencia - before he moved to Miami - you would have thought Andres could have squeezed in a harp and some maracas. Instead he's gone with Torres' Vallenato-inspired version.

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