Omara Portuondo releases her nineteenth solo album : ‘Flor de Amor’ (2004)

Omara Portuondo‘s ‘Flor de Amor’ is her nineteenth solo album containing a collection of love songs and released on May 25, 2004 by World Circuit.

Track Listing : 1.Tabú (Margarita Lecuona) – 04:19 . 2.Amor De Mis Amores (María Teresa Lara) – 03:23 . 3.Alma De Roca (Lily Batet) – 03:35 . 4.Mueve La Cintura Mulato (Alejandro Enis Almenares) – 03:35 . 5.Junto A Un Cañaveral (Omara Portuondo) – 03:30 . 6.Hermosa Habana (Rolando Vergara) – 03:48 . 7.El Madrugador (Omara Portuondo) – 03:33 . 8.Amorosa Guajira (Omara Portuondo) – 02:23 . 9.Habanera Ven (Omara Portuondo) – 03:28 . 10.Si Llego A Besarte (Luis Casas Romero) – 03:19 . 11.Flor De Amor (Omara Portuondo) – 03:06 . 12.Juramento (Miguel Matamoros) – 03:22 . 13.He Venido A Decirte (María Teresa Lara / Rolando Vergara) – 03:48 . 14.Casa Calor (Carlinhos Brown) – 04:08

Musicians : Omara Portuondo – Vocals . Swami Jr. – 7-String Guitar . Toninho Ferragutti – Accordion . Ale Siqueira – Theremin . Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez – Bass, Guitar (Bass) . Roberto Fonseca – Clavinet, Keyboards, Organ, Piano . Carlinhos Brown -Percussion, Vocals . Ramses Manuel Rodríguez – Drums . Ramses M. González – Drums . Eduardo Rubio – Flute . Policarop “Polo” Tamayo – Flute . Enrique Lazaga – Guiro . Carlos Emilio – Guitars . Manuel Galbán – Guitar, Piano . Jorge L. Chicoy – Guitar . Simon Burwell – Keyboards . Miguel Dela Hoz – Trumpet . Emilio Vega – Vibraphone . Javier Zalba – Clarinet . Nailor Proveta – Clarinet . Nicholas Bucknail – Clarinet . Philip Todd – Clarinet . Andy Findon – Clarinet (Bass) . Adel González – Congas . Angá Diaz – Congas . Emilio Delmonte, Jr. – Congas, Timbales . Carlos Julio Guerra – Bata . Carlos González – Bongos, Claves . Miguel “Angá” Diaz – Bongos, Congas . Papi Oviedo – Tres . Alberto Valdés – Maracas . Alfredito Valdez, Jr. – Maracas . Marcos Suzano – Pandeiro, Shaker, Tabla . Boghan Costa – Surdo, Timbaus . Léo Bit Bit – Surdo, Timbaus . Amadito Valdés – Timbales . Carlos Calunga – Coro . Idania Valdes Casuso – Coro . Riena Hernández Centeno – Coro . Teresa Garcia – Coro . Tirso Duarte – Coro . Victor Villa – Coro . Yaremi Alfonso Nápoles – Coro . Caridad Valdés Menéndez – Coro, Violin . David Daniels – Cello . Martin Loveday – Cello . Julian Corrales – Violin . Peter Lale – Viola . Barbarito Torres – Laoud . Gavyn Wright – Violin . Abilio Betancourt Bejerano – Violin . Ariel Sarduy – Violin . Augusto Diago – Violin . Boguslaw Kostecki – Violin . Bruce White – Violin . C. Thompson – Violin . Christopher Tombling – Violin . Dagoberto Gonzáles Piedra – Violin . Edward Marzan Betancourt – Violin . Gustav Clarkson – Violin . Julian Leaper – Violin . Kathy Share – Violin . Lázaro Dagoberto González – Violin . Mario Fernandez – Violin . Patrick Kiernan – Violin . Perry Mason – Violin . Rita Manning – Violin . Silvio Duquesne – Violin . Yordanys Ravelo Machado – Violin . Zoe Jake – Violin . Angela Loppo – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Nick Gold, Jerry Boys, Alé Siqueira . Demetrio Muniz . Jerry Boys – Engineer, Mastering, Mixing . Isel Martinez Rodriguez – Assistant Engineer . James Thompson – Assistant Engineer . Ale Siqueira – Engineer . Flavio Desouza – Engineer . Tom Leader – Mastering . Chris Wilcock – Mixing Assistant

Arrangements : Demetrio Muniz

Package : Christian Jaspars – Photography

Recorded 2003 – 2004.

Released On May 25, 2004 By World Circuit.

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Exclaim!
The entire album is a bittersweet collection of romantic standards and heart warming Cuban anthems that takes you to a simpler time when music was the only thing that people were allowed to harvest. […]

The Guardian
Portuondo’s easy-going vocals are dressed up with some classy production work, involving close-harmony female backing singers and solos from such stars as the guitarist Manuel Galbán. This is a low-key but charming set. […]

BBC
Maybe it’s the lack of duets, the absence of the late great Rubén González, the material or its sequencing, but somehow, gorgeous as it is, ‘Flor de Amor‘ isn’t quite as memorable as its predecessor […]

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