Carlos Vives' Dejame Entrar was produced in Miami by Emilio Estefan, Jr. and Sebastián Krys, with its main title composed by himself, Martín Madera, and Andrés Castro, climbing the Latin charts after it was released. The king of vallenato, Colombian coastal folk music, delivers a full-length album featuring plenty of festive songs, intensified by the sound of the accordion, Latin percussion, and impassioned singing. Carnival-oriented "Carito," "A las Doce Menos Diez," and "Decimas" joined the romantic and sensual "Quiero Verte Sonreir" and "Santa Elegia." As the album comes to an end, a second version of "Déjame Entrar" emerges as one of its best.
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AllMusic Review by Drago Bonacich