Soy la timba, soy popular
At Sydney's annual Fiesta last weekend, Canberra band Mi Tierra played (among other things - a report will follow soon) a medley (or potpourri, as they say in Cuba) of Charanga Habanera songs. I thought it a rather odd choice, but the songs, which included El Temba, Una Dispara en la Mirada and Soy Cubano, Soy Popular (which they changed to "Soy la timba, soy popular") sounded great. As most of you reading probably know, I'm not a fan of that last track, nor anything the band's director, David Calzado has produced post Charanguero Mayor, but timba.com's Michelle White is, and she has just posted a lengthy and very positive review of Jennifer Paz's doco Popular. Click here to read it.