Cuba L.A. transmit Afro-Cuban fervor into the Christmas season on their first seasonal disc, Navidad Cubana. Led by flutist Danilo Lozano, Cuba L.A. combines chachacha, rumba, and comparsa into holiday standards including "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Jingle Bells." This disc is a real necessity for listeners with open ears, ready to break out of the typical holiday musical rut. It not only conjures up visions of snow and reindeer, but it provides some musical heat for seasonal diversity.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Al Campbell