Geez, I'm really torn here. Part of me wanted to start this post by singing, "Llevaba medias negras / Y me robó el corazón!" But then I'd be leaving out the equally worthy, "Oxigeno! Esa mujer me da oxigeno / Con su sonrisa simpatico / Con su presencia magnifica!" It's a tough call, as you can see. And I'm not even delving into Cuba Libre. The title track? "Cuba Que Lindo Son Tus Paisajes?" "Soy Guajiro?" I could go on all day.
The fact is, Willy Chirino is one of Cuba's greatest artistic exports, a living legend in his own right, and a consistent creator of solid danceable tracks that capture the essence of traditional son, while maintaining an always-current spin. Chirino, you're the man, mi broder!
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So show some support for the Pa' Lante Tour and enjoy that true-fu, top-notch cubaneo. You know you've got a guayabera pressed with this show's name written all over it. Just be sure not to touch the bananas. The bananas belong to Chango.