Tania Libertad is one of the most popular singers in Latin America.

Tania Libertad is one of the most popular singers in Latin America. Raised on the northern coast of Peru (Costa Negra), she made her singing debut at age five and has tracked 33 albums prior to this, her U.S. debut for World Village. Costa Negra brings together many boleros (a lyrical, often heartbroken, ballad), a style that Latin American fans would quickly associate with Libertad. Indeed, one of the most moving tunes is the bolero "Historia de un Amor," performed by Libertad and guest vocalist Césaria Évora to the sole accompaniment of drums. This collection possesses an uncomplicated elegance, thanks to the fine acoustic musicianship and Libertad's beguiling vocals. Costa Negra is certainly a providential U.S. debut for this renowned Peruvian chanteuse. Racked by Harmonia Mundi.—PVV

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