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Sextetos Cubanos: Sones, Vol. 2

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Sextetos Cubanos: Sones, Vol. 2 Review

by John Storm Roberts

These early records from four sextetos range from the illustrious Nacional and Boloña to the equally fine but less known Matancero (led by the great Isaac Oviedo), and Occidente -- a rarity in that one of its lead singers was a woman. All are prime, though Occidente is a little weaker than the rest, but more important all have the tart and delicate drive of one of the classic 20th-century sounds.

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