The Cuban Invasion

A Discography
Most Miami music stores carry CDs by contemporary Cuban bands.
(If there's no section for Cuba, see "Latin," "tropical," or "salsa"). But shopping locally for the latest sounds from the island can still be hit-or-miss; stores usually stock only a few copies of each disc, and what's on hand often isn't the newest or most representative of each band. Check the selection at a few different places. Or try mail order -- Descarga (800-377-2647), a Latin music catalogue operation based in Brooklyn, offers the most thorough catalogue of Cuban music, past and present.

Following is an abbreviated list of some available releases:

NG La Banda
La Que Manda (El Inspector de la Salsa)
En Directo Desde el Patio de Mi Casa (El Inspector de la Salsa)
En la Calle (Qbadisc)

Manolin, El Medico de la Salsa
Para Mi Gente (El Inspector de la Salsa)
Grandes Exitos (El Inspector de la Salsa)

Los Van Van
Ay Dios Amparame
(El Inspector de la Salsa)
Lo Ultimo en Vivo (Qbadisc)
The Best of Los Van Van (Milan/BMG)
Lo Mejor de Cesar Pedroso: Hits of Los Van Van (Qbadisc)
Adalberto Alvarez
Magistral (Milan/BMG)
Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son (Artcolor)

Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco
Contra Todos los Prognosticos (Eurotropical)

Giraldo Piloto & Klimax
Juego de Manos (Eurotropical)
Mira Si Te Gusta (Eurotropical)

Issac Delgado
Otra Idea (RMM)
El Ano Que Viene (RMM)
Dando la Hora (Qbadisc)
Con Ganas (Qbadisc)

David Calzado y la Charanga Habanera
Pa' Que Se Entere La Habana (Magic Music)

Paulito F.G. y Su Elite
Paulito (Nueva Fania)

Elio Reve y su Charangon
Arriba las Manos (El Inspector de la Salsa)
Epoca de Oro (El Inspector de la Salsa)

Pachito Alonso y Su Kini Kini
Una Salsa en Paris (Milan/BMG)


La Isla de la Musica (Magic Music)
Cuban Gold: Que Se Sepa, AYo Soy de La Habana! (Qbadisc)

Cuban Gold 2: Bajo Con Tumbao (Qbadisc)
Cuban Gold 3: AEl Mambo Me Priva! (Qbadisc)
Ya Viene Llegando la Musica Cubana (El Inspector de la Salsa)
Havana Club: The Fever of the Salsa Dance (Milan/

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >