“Despite (Willi Chirino’s) presence, the concert was a delicious tribute to Salsa music….
Chirino–better known for his anti-Castro activism than for his music–is no salsero, despite what he might claim. His music is a strange fusion that some call the “Miami sound,” and he’s not a good interpreter even of that….
Chirino has never been a good vocalist and here he sounded tired, stiff and we could barely understand what he was singing..
He was backed by an orchestra (all-Cubans, he stressed) and a choreographer who danced and sang almost as badly as Chirino did..his most pathetic number was “Cuba how beautiful is your scenery”…which was accompanied by an anti-Castro video…”
Entire “Latino” hatchet job (in Spanish) here:
And wouldn’t you know it? The writer also happens to be a major Benico del Toro fan??!!
H/T Gustavo Rex