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Mis Boleros

Artist:   Lucrecia

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Tropical 2005 13 0


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01  Contigo Aprendi
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1:37  In Cuba, the bolero developed into a distinct
02  Franqueza
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3:05  dance in duple time which eventually spread
03  Yo No Debi Conocerte
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4:01  to other countries, while the dance itself
04  Mi Bolero
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3:28  disappeared from Cuba, leaving behind the
05  Nostalgia
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5:56  "most popular lyric tradition in LatinAmerica"
06  La Gloria Eres Tu
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4:32 -
07  Dos Gardenias
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3:47  The Cuban bolero traveled almost
08  Desencuentros
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3:53  immediately to Mexico after its
09  Que Sabes Tu
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4:46  conception, where it became part of the
10  Añorado Encuentro
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2:26  repertoire of Mexican traditional music.
11  Bajate De Esa Nube
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2:25 -
12  Entre Cuba Y Barcelona
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4:13 -
13  Si Me Pudieras Querer
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3:00 -
Interpretaciones exquisitas de boleros clásicos. Lucrecia es la reina Cubana del bolero nostalgico.

Lucrecia es un torbellino en el escenario y fuera de él. Es lo mínimo que se puede decir de este símbolo de la música cubana, de sonrisa abierta y de voz prodigiosa. Lucrecia se atreve con todo lo que sabe a latino. Imprime a sus guarachas, sones y boleros, letras críticas y al mismo tiempo todo el calor y la exuberancia de su tierra natal. Su persona y sus canciones transmiten fuerza, vitalidad y ganas de vivir. Y toda esta 'explosión' le ha convertido en la más ferviente luchadora y defensora de la tradición y música cubanas existentes hoy en nuestro país.

Músicos en 'Mis Boleros'
Lucrecia - Voz
Vicenç Solsona - Guitarra y Coros
Ignacio Zamora - Bajo
Quino Bejar - Percusión

Premios: El pasado día 10 de abril se celebró en Madrid la VII Edición de los Premios de la Música retransmitido por Canal . El tema 'Mi gente' compuesto por Lucrecia tuvo su reconocimiento. Los miembros de la Academia escogieron el tema de Lucrecia entre tres finalistas en el apartado de música dance, electrónica y hip hop. Este es el primer premio importante que se le concede a la artista desde que reside en España. Lucrecia agradeció emocionadísima a todas las personas que hicieron posible 'Mi gente'.