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CARIBBEAN & LATIN AMERICAN Vol 1

Track & Title

Description

Composer

Duration

1. MERENGUE PARTY

From the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) (Hispaniola), a dance created from original song traditions by the merging of the plena (African work songs) and the decima (a 10-line, 17th century Spanish verse song).  Up-tempo, lively, bright, happy theme

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’13

2. CUBA LIBRA

Up tempo, lively, bright, happy, dynamic mix of Hispanic Cuban Latin rhythms and sound.  Big bandm cabaret, carnival, Miami, Cuban style

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’12

3. BRAZILIA

From Brazil, a mdium-up tempo samba (the ballroom and carnival derivative originating from the batuque, a traditional folk samba), lively, bright, happy, carnival theme

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’17

4. SALSA RICO

From Puerto Rico and of Cuban origin, inspired by a fusion of Latin and soul music, a happy, bright, lively salsa in a Caribbean mix

Arthur Howell

2’41

5. MEXICANA

From Pueblo of Cocula in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, come the mariachi and fiesta street bands.  A theme with a rich mixture of rhythms and trumpets

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’08

6. SALPICAITO

Up tempo, lively, bright, happy Salpicaito of Cuban-Afro Caribbean origin blended in a rich mix of Afro-Latino Caribbean rhythms

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’14

7. REGGAE PARTY

Medium tempo, Afro-Caribbean Jamaican reggae, associated with ska, rocksteady and the African high life music.  Bright, happy, relaxed theme

Michael James

1’48

8. LAMBADA RIO

From Brazil, fast, erotic dance of the lambada with all the Latino rhythms to create a lively, bright, happy feel

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’25

9. MARIMBA NOVA

A Brazilian bossa nova, bright, happy, Latino Caribbean mix in a big band style featuring the African marimba

Peter Chafer

2’34

10. CUBAN MIX

Medium up-tempo Afro-Caribbean/Latino American big band carnival mix, happy, bright, lively with rhythms related to the rhumba, mambo and samba

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’21

11. CALYPSO

From Trinidad, Barbados, the West Indies, a calypso mixed to a bright, lively, happy carnival atmosphere.  Big band featuring steel drums and guitar

Arthur Howell

2’44

12. CHA-CHA RICO

From Cuba, the cha-cha.  A big band Latino-Caribbean mix featuring mute trumpet in the typical cha-cha style

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’10

13. MAMBO

From Cuba and Haiti, the popular Afro-Cuban dance of the mambo.  Happy, bright, lively theme

Anthony Walton

2’41

14. LAMBADA PARTY

From Brazil, the fast erotic dance of the lambada, Latino atmosphere, bright, lively, happy theme

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

1’54

15. MARTINIQUE

Medium tempo, happy, bright, guitar theme from the Caribbean island of Martinique, famous for its rhythms and dances of the zouk, beguine, mazurka, bel air and damie etc

Keith Tipping

2’09

16. CARNIVAL TIME

From Trinidad, Barbados, the West Indies, a big band, steel drum calypso mix set in a carnival atmosphere.  Bright, happy, lively theme

Arthur Howell

2’36

17. VIVA TROPICAL

From the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, famus for the dances of the zouk, beguine, levoz, gwo ka and kaladja, an up-tempo, bright, lively, big band theme

John Wayre

3’23

18. JAMAICA

A lively, bright, happy, Jamaican ska theme with rhythms associated to reggae, rocksteady and the African high life

Philip Newbould

2’34

19. MERENGUE DANCE

From the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) (Hispaniola), a dance created from original song traditions by the merging of the plena (African work songs) and the decima (a 10-line, 17th century Spanish verse song).  Up-tempo, lively, bright, happy theme

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’12

20. BARBADOS

From Trinidad, Barbados, the West Indies.  A lively, bright, happy, relaxed, light, calypso, sun, fun, leisure, cricket, party atmosphere

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

1’54

21. TROPICAL

Medium up-tempo cocktail of Afro-Caribbean, Latino American rhythms creating a bright, lively, happy, carnival, party atmosphere

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

2’29

22. CUMBIA

Up tempo, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, cumbia dance, bright, lively, happy, big band theme

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’16

23. LAMBADA TIME

A medium up-tempo Latin mix of  the highly popular fast, erotic dance the Brazilian lambada, happy, bright, lively theme

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

3’21

24. MENEITO

Medium tempo meneito dance, happy, bright, lively, Afro-Caribbean theme, associated similar in style to the Cuban rhumba and mambo

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

2’30

25. SAMBA SURPRISE

Medium ip-tempo samba from Brazil in a carnival, ballroom, big band mix, whose roots are originated from the batuque, an Afro-Brazilian folk dance

Colin Eade / Roderick Jones

1’56

26. REGGAE CARNIVAL

From Jamaica a medium up-tempo, Afro-Caribbean reggae, large group, bright, lively, happy, fun, carnival, party atmosphere

Francis Millum

2’20

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