Nil Lara - Nil Lara
Track Listing
  1. Money Makes the Monkey Dance
  2. Fighting for My Love
  3. How Was I to Know
  4. My First Child
  5. Baby
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  1. Money Makes the Monkey Dance
  2. Fighting for My Love
  3. How Was I to Know
  4. My First Child
  5. Baby
  6. Baro
  7. Bleeding
  8. I Will Be Free
  9. Vida Mas Simple
  10. Crawl
  11. Mama's Chant
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Nil Lara accomplishes an innovative lyricism rooted in traditional, Latin rhythms in this self-titled follow-up to his debut album My First Child. His Cuban heritage serving as catalyst, Lara weaves English and Spanish lyrics to communicate universal themes. From the first song, "Money Makes the Monkey Dance," which reflects upon the struggles and suffering of selling out, to the celebratory last, "Mama's Chant," the track titles consistently allude to the passion embedded in the melodies and words. The album's highlights - ...

Nil Lara 1996, Blue Note

UPC: 724383160327

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