Good afternoon dear blog readers!
Today I wish to present you with yet another near genius creation of the renaissance man of modern Cuban music, Alexander Abreu (the driving force behind the wonderful Havana De Primera band, which definitely lives up to its name…) .
This wonderful composition is called “Rosa La Peligrosa”; Through an interesting development over its course, with many fine passages, bridges, guias, solos, intricate melodic lines and a powerful rhythm section, the song transmits an emotionally charged and captivating story, full of social criticism and drama.
The song is very well made, and has been a hit on dance floors worldwide for quite a while now.
On youtube and some other websites exist several versions of this beautiful song, some of which are ~30% truncated, spanning only a little over 4 minutes, while the song is nearly 6 minutes long.
I have even heard several DJs playing the cut version in clubs, a was deeply disappointed;
If any DJs are reading this – do your dancers and listeners a big favor, and get your hands on the full, 05:58 minute long, version, and do not play the truncated one, as many things are missing there!
And now, for the songs itself…