En Primera Plana
Sello: Machete Music
Some of Cuba's biggest young musical stars have taken flight to Florida over the last decade, but they might as well have flown into the Bermuda Triangle for all they've succeeded on the U.S scene. While the deep grooves of the style called timba earned a cult following here, the music proved too aggressive and lyrics too Cubacentric for many Latino salsa lovers. Produced by Sergio George, Delgado's first album since his 2006 U.S. arrival is a carefully executed sampler of pan-Latin salsa with virtuoso Cuban musicianship setting off the singer's smooth phrasing; evidence he's the musical diplomat we've been waiting for.