Azúcar Negra

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Azucar Negra
Azúcar Negra.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 9, 1993
Recorded1992–1993
GenreLatin pop
Length41:51
LabelRMM[1]
ProducerSergio George
Tito Nieves
Oscar Gomez
Papo Pepin
Rubin Rodriguez
Celia Cruz chronology
Verdadera Historia
(1992)
Azucar Negra
(1993)
Boleros Polydor
(1993)

Azucar Negra is a studio album by the Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz.[2][3] It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Vocal or Instrumental in 1994.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]
Chicago Tribune[6]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[7]
Los Angeles Times[8]

The Chicago Tribune called the album "a truly sweet and artfully balanced mix of many worlds: a smart international pan-Latin style that draws on classic salsa, new Latin pop."[6] The Los Angeles Times noted that "though representative of Cruz's well-known style, it allows room for a more pop-oriented presence."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Azúcar Negra"María Díaz2:56
2."Amores de Un Día"Johnny Ortiz3:47
3."Sazón"Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan4:46
4."Pasaporte Latinoamericano"Cucco Peña, Guadalupe García5:03
5."De La Habana Hasta Aquí"Emilio Aragón3:33
6."Ochún Con Changó"Titti Sotto3:58
7."Bolero, Bolero"Cheni Navarro3:51
8."Que Suenen las Palmas"Alfredo Brito4:56
9."Te Busco"Víctor Víctor4:05
10."Cruz de Navajas"Jose M. Cano4:56

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Latin Albums (Billboard) 37
Tropical/Salsa Albums (Billboard)[9] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steward, Sue (October 4, 1999). "Musica!: The Rhythm of Latin America - Salsa, Rumba, Merengue, and More". Chronicle Books – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Thompson, Clifford (October 7, 2020). "Contemporary World Musicians". Routledge – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Sweeney, Philip (September 4, 2001). "The Rough Guide to Cuban Music". Rough Guides – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "General Categories". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. January 7, 1994. p. 3. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. ^ AllMusic review
  6. ^ a b Heim, Chris (24 June 1993). "Rave recordings". Tempo. Chicago Tribune. p. 6.
  7. ^ Larkin, Colin (May 27, 2011). "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music". Omnibus Press – via Google Books.
  8. ^ a b Lopetegui, Enrique (24 Oct 1993). "For Celia Cruz, Will 52nd Time Be the Charm?". Calendar. Los Angeles Times. p. 60.
  9. ^ "Celia Cruz". Billboard.