Alain Daniel is no stranger fans of Cuba's special brand of salsa. Like many Cuban musicians, Daniel began his musical pursuits in the island's well-developed conservatory program. Following his education, he worked for a number of years in Mexico before returning home, returning to Cuba an accomplished vocalist and songwriter. His talents did not go unnoticed, and he quickly became a member of the Cuban vocal super group Bamboleo, who's veterans include such headliners as Haila Mompie and Yordamis Negret. In addition to singing with Bamboleo, Daniel wrote a number of the group's hits, including "Mi Negra Tiene Boom Boom" and "El Chisme." Lovers of Daniel's uniquely smoky, warm voice and unforgettable writing will delight in the release of his debut solo record Avísale a Mi Gente, released on the European Cuba Chevere label. Neither salsa nor timba, Alain Daniel y Su New Casino offer Cuban music lovers a third option. The arrangements are captivating and fresh, every tune with a character and perspective all its own. Vocally, Daniel could be the island's most innovative, distinctive talent, the Issac Delgado of his generation. With a gutsy, double-barrel voice and hitmaker's sense for songwriting, Avísale a Mi Gente is sure to be the first of many great discs to come.
AllMusic Review by Evan C. Gutierrez