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Flor Bromley / Fiesta Global

Flor Bromley

Fiesta Global

Whenever I hear Latin music, my first thought is, “There’s a party going on somewhere!” That very thought is proven true by singer Flor Bromley, whose Fiesta Global, aimed at kids and families, will move your feet as well as your very spirit.

Bromley’s pleasant voice is as uplifting as the rhythms that accompany it. “Fiesta” is a call to what sounds like the most fun street dance ever to take place. Complete with Mariachi and every manner of shaker imaginable, it’s a call to drop your troubles and pick up a tropical drink.

Listeners will be familiar with “Bamba,” the traditional version of the song made famous by Ritchie Valens. Here, it’s a jubilant duet with Claudio Vega, played on bouncy, nylon-string guitars. Bromley sings in a bilingual style, guaranteeing the wee ones will learn a bit of Spanish whether they realize it or not.

My fave of the set, though, is “We Came To America,” an anthem of inclusiveness that tugs at the heartstrings. Considering the state of the world today, it’s a message that many of us need to be reminded of. Highly recommended.

Dan Pavelich