Orquesta Ritmo Oriental performs ten lively songs on its Ritmo Oriental Is Calling You! album. The band is Cuban and plays relatively traditional Cuban music, featuring lots of percussion, flute, and fiddling. The album is a Globestyle compilation, supposedly "the best in Latin dance music." Calling this the best Latin dance music has to offer is a bit of an overstatement, however, even if Orquesta Ritmo Oriental is indeed impressive. As an added bonus, the CD booklet includes a multi-page liner notes section written by Lucy Durán that helps communicate the essence of Cuban music.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier