Melina Almodovar | Rumba's SalsaSoul Delight

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Rumba's SalsaSoul Delight

by Melina Almodovar

Tropical meets Latin Soul. Puertorican singer/songwriter from Memphis,Tennessee blends Salsa, Merengue, Rumba,and ChaChaCha rhythms with Southern Soul and R&B.
Genre: Latin: Latin Pop
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1. Extasis
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2. Sweetness (salsapop)
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3:59 $0.99
3. Waz Happenin
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4:04 $0.99
4. Looking for Me
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3:42 $0.99
5. Behind my Back
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6. Eres Asi
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7. Dulce (Sweetness Spanish version)
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8. Beautiful Thing
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3:34 $0.99
9. Dubidada
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10. Careless Whisper
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11. Cuatro
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12. Shake it Up
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MELINA ALMODOVAR... Rumba's SalsaSoul Delight
(Version en espanol incluida abajo)

Melina Almodovar is on the verge of redefining the scope of Latin American singers by possessing one of the most unique voices in Salsa and Soul music today. The Puerto Rican born singer/songwriter, who now calls Memphis, Tennessee home, is destined for international fame with the release of "Rumba's Salsa Soul Delight". The album shakes up the trend of current Latin music with a fresh fusion of Southern Soul of Memphis and real Salsa, a catchy mix never heard before. Her tunes, like the high energy "Sweetness", (in both English and Spanish), are melodic, musically intriguing, and gritty. The album, recorded in Puerto Rico, sparkles with the sensual number "Extasis", the romantic "Cuatro", the inspirational "Beautiful Thing" and the haunting "Eres Así". Overall, the album is a collection of potential hits with crossover appeal. It explores the broad spectrum of Latin and Soul music, and at the same time stages Melina's authenticity quite superbly.

Melina lived in San Juan until the age of 12. Her late father, Jose Luis Almodovar, a singer from that island, greatly influenced her musical talent. Melina's fondness for music and her appealing stage personality were apparent as a child, when she began singing in her parents' home and catching the attention of family and friends. It was in San Juan where she discovered a love for Salsa, Merengue, and Chachacha- rhythms that would always remain a part of her and her music. Melina, along with her mother, later moved to Memphis, where that city's music, created by Soul legends, quickly captivated her. To help pave her own way to greatness, she studied singing and performing arts throughout high school and college. She competed and won over judges in several talent contests. Her electrifying, musical gift impressed all who heard her! Her passion and drive led Melina to a Latin music band in Memphis, "Orquestra Caliente". Melina and Caliente became a Memphis (and regional) sensation. They played before sold-out audiences, and on historic Beale Street (known worldwide as the Home of the Blues). Melina's accomplished voice talents, which range from the live rhythmic cadences and whoops of salsa and merengue, to the captivating romance of boleros, to the griping and lively variants, of jazz and of soul, plus her superb stage presence and stunning beauty, electrify crowds at every performance. They adore her raw talent, energy, charisma, sex appeal and style-a combination that only comes around once in eons. The Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, called Melina's performances Sizzling Salsa for crowds wanting to experience Latin music that is not just Latin, but Black and White.

Her next goal is to take her brand of music to the world's audience. She's zooming to it with her breakthrough album "Rumba's Salsa Soul Delight". Critics call it one that leaves her above most other female singer/songwriters heard on radio today. For Melina Almodovar, the most exciting singer/songwriter to emerge from Latin America in years, and who can also bring out a jambalaya of soulful Memphis southern sentiments, the possibilities are limitless! SO BUY THIS CD !!!!!

written by Alex Coleman

MELINA ALMODOVAR... Rumba's SalsaSoul Delight

Melina Almodovar redefine la música latinoamericana al poseer una de las más singulares voces en la Salsa y el Soul de hoy. La cantante/compositora puertorriqueña, quien vive en Memphis, Tennessee está al borde de la fama internacional con su CD "Rumba, Salsa, Soul Delight". Este CD terremotea el curso actual de la música Latina con una fusión de Soul y Salsa-mezcla muy singular nunca antes oída. Sus canciones, tal como la energética "Sweetness" (en Inglés y Español), son melódicas, intrigantes, y crujientes. El CD, hecho en Puerto Rico centellea con la sensualidad de "Extasis", el romance de "Cuatro", la inspiración de "Beautiful Thing", y con la honda emoción de "Eres Así". El CD es una colección de "hits" potenciales que explora e interlaza los géneros de Soul y Salsa, a la vez que expone la autenticidad de Melina.

Melina vivió en San Juan hasta los 12 años. Su padre Jose Luis Almodovar, quien también cantaba, fué una gran influencia en el talento musical de Melina, quien a muy corta edad cautivaba a su familia y amigos con su viva personalidad artística. En San Juan desarrolló su gusto por la Salsa, el Merengue, y el Chachacha-ritmos que han perdurado en su música. Con su madre se mudó a Memphis, y la música de esa ciudad, proveniente de artistas legendarios del Soul, le cautivó. Sus aspiraciones musicales le condujeron al estudio formal de las artes de su campo. Ganó el buen juicio de jueces en varias competencias artísticas. Su electrificante talento musical impresionó a quienes la oyeron. Su empuje y pasión le dirigió a un grupo de Memphis, "Orquesta Caliente". Melina y Caliente fueron la sensación de Memphis y de las areas circundantes. A público total, las funciones se llevaron a cabo en diferentes salones, y hasta en la calle Beale (conocida mundialmente como el hogar nativo del Blues).

Los talentos vocales de Melina van desde las cadencias rítmicas y las explosiones de la Salsa y el Merengue, al romance cautivador del Bolero, a las vivarachas variantes del Jazz, a las corazonantes notas del Soul. Todo esto, acompañado por su control y naturalidad en las tablas, y por su singular belleza y candor, cada vez llevan a su público a estruendos de emoción. Su talento, su energía, su carisma, su "sex appeal", y su estilo sin igual es una combinación que se aprecia solo una vez en eones. El periódico "Commercial Appeal" de Memphis describió sus funciones como Salsa hirviente para multitudes que desean experimentar música Latina que no solo es Latina sino Blanca y Negra a la vez.

Su próxima meta es llevar su estilo musical a la audiencia mundial. Se ha disparado hacia esta meta con su CD "Rumba, Salsa, Soul Delight". Los críticos identifican el CD como uno que aúpa a Melina sobre la mayoría de las cantantes/ compositoras que se oyen por la radio de hoy.
Para Melina Almodovar, la más excitante cantante/compositora de America Latina hoy por hoy, quien a su vez expone una combinación de sentimientos Soul del sur, las posibilidades son ilimitadas.

Written by Alex Coleman
traduccion por Dr. Felix Sanchez


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Mami &Daddio

We love you and your CD!
It is fantastic! You have created a new class of music that will set you appart from the rest!!!!

Melanie Suria

Captivating Voice
The music is a great variety and I especially love the songs "Eres Asi" and "Beautiful". I cannot wait to get my cd!


Love the all of your songs
All of the songs on this CD are great. I will recommend this CD for everyone to buy


duh 5 stars! Hola te quiro mucho!
Hey Melina...i have to say that i love Beautiful thing the most and sweetness of corse. Beautiful thing is so great i sing it in the shower!! love yah...Katalina

Tim Foster

Melina is sson to be the Queen of Latin
I haven't heard such a captivating voice for a long, long time. Melina Almodovar is the latest latin sensation and this CD is sure to prove her staying power on the international stage. A pheonomenal CD.


chula te dije que "eres asi" iba a ser un éxito :) te amo y te adoro con todo mi corazón. Suerte y pa' lante! tu hermanita


i love your songs there awesome expecially sweetness

carisa urrea

hola its your cousin
never heard better latin music in my life love carisa

Allie Santos

you rock! P.S. Katalina and Carisa dice hola
She is the Latin sensation, and has a beautiful voice I hope that a new Cd will come out soon! Love Allie, also known as Esteban's Ex. Katalina Carisa say hi

Lisa (Smith) Williamson

Loved ya' before, but your music has really matured
Melina, you have always had such a great talent, but this CD REALLY ROCKS. It is soothing at the right times, and upbeat at the right times. My new favorite to play from start to finish.
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