Willie Colón and Rubén Blades – Siembra
Arguably the finest album release by the Fania musical empire, Siembra has outsold all other salsa albums in its time with millions of copies sold world-wide. The perfect combination of Rubén Blades’ writing and singing along with the exciting sounds created by Willie Colón and his talented musicians is nothing short of compelling. These two artists have combined their talents on four albums released by Fania; each with strong social messaging and exciting arrangements. But Siembra tells it best. “Siembra” is a brilliant collaboration by the well-respected trombonist, composer and bandleader, Willie Colón, and the popular Panamanian vocalist/composer/movie star, Rubén Blades. Both artists are considered a vital part of the pioneering of salsa music throughout Latin America. Together they transcend the development and dissemination of the New York salsa sound.