Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound En Vivo Desde Bellas Artes|
Actor: Roberto Roena
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Good concert and selection, some sound problems
Rene Gonzalez | Amherst, MA United States | 04/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would give this DVD 5 stars for a review, it weren't for a small, sound engineering detail. The sound is a little weak on the DVD, and i had to put my sound system at half its power just to get a decent sound. Most people might not see that as a problem, but I own several salsa DVDs (Bobby Valentin's 25 year anniversary at the Prison comes to mind) which have been produced better. However, the music is a great exposition of the Salsa classics of the 1960s and 1970s, performed with a modern 2000 band. If you're a fan of Fania All-Stars, El Gran Combo, and other staples of the Puerto Rican salsa movement of the 1960s and 1970s, this is a great DVD for the collection. If you are into more modern salsa and timba from Cuba, you might be disappointed at the more "restrained" salsa sound from the 1960s and 1970s that is the style of Roberto Roena's band. I'd recommend the Bobby Valentin 25th year anniversary DVD at the Prison. It's still distinctively "Puerto Rican salsa", but with a more modern funky/jazz touch to it.If you like Roberto's music, this DVD is gold with 20 tracks. However, make sure you have a nice sound system to amplify the sound, as the sound coming from the DVD is pretty weak in comparison to others."