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Viento De Agua: Fruta Madura

Read "Fruta Madura" reviewed by James Nadal

Viento De Agua, with the release of Fruta Madura, creates a novel approach to the Puerto Rican rhythms of bomba and plena. Blending vocals, stringed instrumentation, horns and woodwinds with a solid percussive foundation presents a veritable tropical feast.

Bomba and plena, though often mentioned together, are clearly distinctive in the type, size and shape of ...