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The brainchild of producer Andres Levin, New York's Latin-funk collective Yerba Buena came together as an outgrowth of Levin's extensive discography, including work as principal producer of the Red Hot Organization's Red Hot + Rio album (year-end TOP-10 in Rolling Stone, TIME & The New York Times). That critical praise was just as instant and far-reaching with Yerba Buena's 2003 Grammy-nominated debut album President Alien. The group's infectious live-band party feel changed Latin groove with an Afro-Cuban/Afrobeat/hiphop attack.Read More...
Yerba Buena's new concept album Island Life is an ambitious urban-tropical synthesis that won't let you stop dancing. "I always want the Yerba Buena sound to be evolving," said Levin, taking a break from the mixing board at his "Fun Machine" studio. "Yerba Buena will always be about Afro-Cuban roots, but this record also has gypsy and cumbia influences. I think the confluence of different immigrant music in New York is a great avenue for pop culture to explore."
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