Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa) 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 2CD and DVD Set

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On August 26th, 1971 New York City gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. That evening at the renowned Cheetah Nightclub, The Fania All-Stars hit the stage with a unique sound that would echo across borders. The music that was played that night would forever change Latin music.

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On August 26th, 1971 New York City gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. That evening at the renowned Cheetah Nightclub, The Fania All-Stars hit the stage with a unique sound that would echo across borders. The music that was played that night would forever change Latin music. This film, shot throughout Spanish Harlem in New York City, explores the musical celebrations of the city’s Puerto Rican population. Among the many artists featured are Johnny Pacheco, Pete ‘El Conde’ Rodriguez, and Ismael Miranda. Featuring mostly musical performances, this Spanish-language film has English subtitles for the few occasions when a narration is provided. One of the delights of this film is the uncensored glimpse it gives into this lively and highly musical community. This free form film classic is now fully re-mastered with improved sound. Now available 40 years later and more relevant than ever.

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John David Sullivan says:

Great Cd’s not so great DVD! First things first. The sound on the two cd’s(vol vol 1+2) has never sounded better.Great job with remastering on these classic recordings. The brass sounds powerfull and channel seperation is superb. The bonus tracks are a mixed bag. Abran paso is divided in two parts. This should have been edited to one track. Ray Barretto’s cocinando is the outstanding bonus track here and sounds amazing. The DVD is a whole other thing. The original negative is still missing so this disc was mastered from a…

Magolote says:

It Could Have Been Better I’m so happy that today, 26th August 2011, it’s the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of that the big night of the Cheetah, and that a package DVD/CD has been released for the lovers of what it is The Fania All-Stars, but after checking the video and audio tracks, I cannot be happy at all.On the DVD there is a critical cut on Anacaona, and a complete deletion of the part where Ray Barretto shouts: “Deja la hipocresía y la falsedad, y ven pa’cá!”. Also, I (and I can…

juan carlos zambrano says:

lo volvieron a hacer! Una vez mas lo hicieron, tenían la oportunidad de reivindicar la historia, de hacer un buen producto y demostrar a las nuevas generaciones lo que es un verdadero clásico de la música y como siempre fallaron.La versión de la película (según ellos 40 aniversario, edición limitada del dvd y cd de ‘our latin thing’) comienza con un fraude, NO es la banda sonora de la pelicula la que acompaña al dvd, son los discos de los conciertos del…

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