On Xiomara, this superb vocalist fuses the essence of Cuba, with its rhythmic folks songs, to a sophisticated, contemporary sound, buoyed by the participation of her Yerba Buena colleagues such as Andres Levin and Descemer Bueno. Levin (Macy Grey, Meshell N'degeocello, D'Angelo) produced the ten tracks on Xiomara that were arranged collectively by Levin, Xiomara, Octavio Kotan, Axel Tosca, and Pedro Martinez.
Exuding sex from her pores with the rare confidence of a seasoned performer, Havana-born Xiomara [See-oh-mahr-ah] Laugart keeps the audience of a packed New York City nightclub under a giddy spell Leggy, slender-framed and with eyes that sparkle like fireworks, Laugart is the most visible member of Yerba Buena, a 10-piece orchestra packed with star power that is adding a fresh twist to new Latin music. - Global Rhythm
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