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Los Jaivas Manduka + Los Jaivas: Los Sueños De América album cover
2.53 | 30 ratings | 5 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Don Juan De La Suerte (3:46)
2. La Centinela (4:29)
3. Date Una Vuelta En El Aire (6:05)
4. Tá Bom Tá Que Tá (5:38)
5. Traguito De Don (3:23)
6. Los Sueños De América (12:09)
7. Primer Encuentro Latinoamericano De La Soledad (3:45)

Total time 38:15

Line-up / Musicians

- Manduka / vocals, acoustic guitar, congas, hidrófono, handclaps, "lorito", caxixi, co-arranger & co-producer

- Gato Alquinta / vocals, electric guitar, charango, recorder, trutruca, berimbau
- Mario Mutis / bass, charango, cuatro, ocarina, handclaps, backing vocals
- Eduardo Parra / piano, vibraphone, tambourine, bongos, bombo legüero, handclaps, backing vocals
- Claudio Parra / piano, rasca de metal, maracas, berimbau, handclaps, backing vocals
- Gabriel Parra / drums, bombo legüero, congas, handclaps, backing vocals

Releases information

Recorded in 1974 in Argentina but only released in 1979 in Spain

Artwork: Verónica Fernández

LP Movieplay ‎- 171504/0 (1979, Spain)

CD Alerce ‎- CDAA 0242 (1995, Chile) Remastered by Jaime Valbuena

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LOS JAIVAS Manduka + Los Jaivas: Los Sueños De América ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

LOS JAIVAS Manduka + Los Jaivas: Los Sueños De América reviews

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Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars Los Jaivas embarked for a South America journey in 1973. Not really to escape the dictatorship of their country (Chile) since such a regime was reigning almost everywhere in this continent. It was more of a discovery of other cultures which interested "Los Jaivas". And the integration of alien elements into their music. At least, the band mentioned so on their web-site.

This album adds very few "progressive" angles to their native and fully ethnic music. If a certain "Santana" influence could be felt in their first album "El Volantín", this one is purely related with their own folklore and therefore doesn't really appeal to me.

Some more time will be needed to have a more rock (prog) feel to their South American folkish songs. There aren't really great tracks featured on this album. The long (over twelve minutes) title track maybe. But even that one couldn't captivate my attention for the whole of its duration.

A weird album, and your understanding of the Spanish language won't help you either in capturing this work. At least it didn't do for me.

One star. Useless. Lo siento.

Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars This common album from Chilean Los Jaivas and Brazilian poet and musician Manduka is a big disappoinment. Music is different forms of South American folk, in some places with slightly modernised arrangements.Possibly lyrics have their sense, but looking from musical point, album will hardly attract listener, searching for progressive music.

After some first very simple songs, there are few more interesting ones though. Some elements of free-jazz,world fusion or even avant are added here and there. But the result doesn't look as completed work. Still folk music with some (interesting) experimentation in a few places.

Should be avoided , unless you're fan of South American folk.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Manduka was a Young brazilian composer, his style was acoustic, heavily inspired in Brazilian folklore and lightly influenced by the latest currents of the bossa nova, all this with a strong social message, which made necessary to him to flee from his country after the dictatorship established i ... (read more)

Report this review (#1442716) | Posted by Hannibal_20 | Monday, July 20, 2015 | Review Permanlink

4 stars First of all, it is a shame that Manduka is not mentioned here. He is in the album and he was an amazing musician. Second of all, I understand that the one of the reviewers did not like that album. I think it'd be hard for most non-Spanish/Portuguese native speakers to understand the lyrics, or t ... (read more)

Report this review (#187481) | Posted by rsinatra | Friday, October 31, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars well, i'll try to explain good reasons in my english, so... excuse me for my grammar. I'm chilean and i like progresive rock. I want to introduce you this album because even for chileans isn't known at all. If we think (or know) about Los Jaivas music, we'll see this classic mixture of rock ins ... (read more)

Report this review (#29157) | Posted by | Friday, November 12, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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