Maranatha - Maranatha

Saturday 1st November 2003
Maranatha - Maranatha
Maranatha - Maranatha

STYLE: Latin
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Lord & Associates

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

This group called Maranatha is a collection of indigenous Cuban Christian musicians, who recorded this album in a Communist-owned recording studio in down town Havana under the watchful eye and production skill of Tony Loeffler. If I was being hyper-critical, I could say that some of the vocals are a bit iffy and occasionally the instruments are slightly out of tune, but, hey, these guys and girls live in a country where the average wage is eight US dollars and 50 cents a month, none of them are professional, they use second-hand (and occasionally third- and fourth-hand) instruments, and despite my lack of Spanish, I know enough to know there’s some serious Christian music going on here. This is another CD that Tony passes out buck-shee when he’s in Cuba; if you want to support his work and at the same time get a slab of genuine Latin rhythms, fork out the farthings and send for this.

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