"Celebrando 20 Años" is the impressive new release from the San Francisco Bay Area based Salsa band known as Candela, led by Edgardo Cambón. The core instrumentation is piano, bass, three trombones, conga drums, bongo drums, timbales and vocalists. Their sound is characterized by energetic musical performances featuring great vocals unique to the genre, a solid rhythm section and powerful ensemble figures from the trombones. Their music combines and integrates many Afro-Cuban styles including the Mambo, Cha-Cha-Chá, Merengue, and Bolero. The opener, "El Flaco" features a great piano rhythm, embellished by the fine percussion section and reinforced by superb vocals. Their sound is highly original, very infectious and extremely danceable. For perfect examples of this, listen to the enthusiastic "Tumba, Timba y Trombón" which features a fabulous trombone solo and the lively "Yo Vine a Bailar La Salsa," which features outstanding vocal passages. The spirited acoustic guitar work and female lead vocal on the smooth "Corazón" give this track a great brazilian flavor. The impressive "Celebrando 20 Años" by Edgardo & Candela will have you dancing in no time and will be enjoyed by fans of Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, and Ray Barretto.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out Edgardo & Candela's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites