Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenos Hermanos
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Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenos HermanosOne of the great discoveries of Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club, the septuagenarian Ferrer shines on his second solo album. Full of romantic boleros and fiery Latin rave ups, the disc—produced by Ry Cooder—features a powerhouse band and stellar guests like pianist Chucho Valdés and  the Blind Boys of Alabama. But even they can’t steal the show from Ferrer, whose smooth, impossibly suave vocals are the album’s highlight. Proof that seniors don’t need Viagra—just a deep love of music and a good clavé beat.



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