Import DVD (Mundo Libre 14252), Released 1994; Re-Issued 2004
Tiempo de duracion: 1 hora y 55 minutos
The dynamic Van Van, Cuba's most important salsa dance band, live in Puerto Rico in 1994.
Very good quality, and featuring the killer three: Mayito Rivera, Pedrito Calvo, and Roberto Hernandez on vocals -- all superb showmen as well. The packed crowd ate it all up con gusto.
Led by bandleader-bassist Juan Formell, who knows how to please the crowd, Los Van Van play their mega-hits "Ya Empezo La Fiesta," "Sandungurea (por Encima Del Nivel)," "Soy Todo (Ay Dios Amparame)," and a near X-rated "Que Le Den Candela," where Pedrito Calvo just about impregnates an audience member who winds and grinds around him throughout the sizzling number.
A lot of fun.
Highly recommended. (BP, 2004-08-11)
Song titles include:
Ya Empezo La Fiesta
Que Le Den Candela
Soy Normal, Natural
Sandungurea (por Encima Del Nivel)
Deja La Ira
Medley (La Candela, Guarare De Pastorita)
Soy Todo (Ay Dios Amparame)
De La Habana A Matanzas
Juan Formell Musical director, baby bass and vocals
Cesar "Pupi" Pedroso Piano
Pedro "Pedrito" Calvo Lead vocals
Mario "Mayito" Rivera Lead vocal and coros
Roberto Hernandez Lead vocal and coros
Samuel Formell Drums, timbales and campana
Gerardo Miro Violin
Pedro Cesar Fajardo Violin
Julio Noroña Guiro
Hugo Morejon Trombon, organ, y sintetizador
Edmundo Pina Trombon, percussion and pad
Alvaro Collado Trombon
Jorge Leliebre Flute, coros y maracas
Boris Luna Keyboards
Manuel Lavarrera Tumbadoras
Elliot Castro MC