"AY! Que Rico" - Jose Conde y Ola Fresca

Jose Conde y Ola Fresca
  • artist:Jose Conde y Ola Fresca
  • featured artist:Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca
  • release year:2004
  • style(s):Cuban, Roots
  • country:USA
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record posted by:Pipiki Records
  • label:PiPiKi Records


AY! QUE RICO released in 2004 , has been licensed and sold in
the USA by Pimienta/Universal. This all original Cuban Roots
record is available for licensing in all European
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Miami Herald Reviewer: Jordan Levin
“Ay! Qué Rico is a quintessential Cuban phrase for anything
delicious -- whether music, sensual pleasure, food or good
times. And it pretty much says it all about this unexpectedly
captivating, independently produced gem. Delicious “

New York Newsday Reviewer: Ed Morales
“With the help of his collaborators, collectively known as Ola
Fresca, Conde has created an innovative, highly danceable and
pleasantly cerebral album.”

New York Post Reviewer: Ernesto Lechner
“One of New York’s most intriguing voices in Afro-Caribbean

Latin Beat Magazine Reviewer: Rudy Manguar
“A breath of contemporary flavor… with traditional Cuban
rhythm and form…dynamic and highly danceable”

Street Miami Reviewer: Judy Cantor
“Simply Smoking! The barrio meets the ballroom on Ay! Que
Rico… Refreshing.”

El Nuevo Herald Reviewer: Miguel Sirgado
“Sung by Conde with the natural grace of the best soneros with a
touch of contemporary elegance”

Descarga.Com Reviewer: Editor
“Using a tool-palette full of afro-Cuban styles -- son, changüi,
songo-funk, guaracha, and mambo -- most of which are
sauteed with a modern twist on a low, steady flame, Mr. Conde
is able to justly frame the lyrics which he offers in a cool,
unwavering manner.”

Latin Vibe - UK Reviewer: DJ John Armstrong
“Good vibes…reminded me of West Africa’s mighty Africando
more than once: nothing too hurried…’Hands-off ‘salsa of the
best kind!

Salsa JP Magazine-Japan Reviewer: Seji Yamaguchi
“Ay Que Rico has range and depth … a nonstop dance and party
experience. Jose Conde exposes hidden jewels in the Ola Fresca
Band, a group of little known but outstanding players who have
recorded and toured with world famous musicians such as
Chucho Valdez, Arturo Sandoval, and Paquito D’ Rivera .…The
song “Do u Dance On 3” is most provocative and exciting”

Salsa IT-Italy Reviewer: Rabi Roberto
“Mixed by one of the greats of Latin Music, Jon Fausty, this
production by Jose Conde characterizes itself instantly by its
originality……it unifies innovation with tradition beautifully”

CD Baby reviewer Reviewer: Mike Dubois
“Great record, finally all the way through. From start to finish Ay
Que Rico keeps you dancing”

Colby College Paper Reviewer: John Debrukier
“These guys make me want to shake my booty. They rock my
pantalones off.”