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This album, released by Leticia Records in 2010, is a live recording of 2 solo concerts in the KROMHOUTWERF in October and November 2009. The Kromhoutwerf is a former shipyard in Amsterdam, now turned into a museum with fantastic acoustics. The album consists mostly of Leticia's compositions with the exception of 2 covers, 'El Manicero' and 'El Swing'. The instruments that Leticia plays on this cd are marimba, loop station, Latin percussion, fruit bowls and her voice (used as an instrument). Although most of the themes are performed solo, some of them include guest musicians: Paul Weiling on saxophone, Delia González on lead vocals and maracas, and Tyrone Collis on guitar and percussion.
The album got many reviews in Dutch daily's and magazines, offline and online. Scroll down to read some of these reviews.


This cd is available online (Most Wanted Music Store, The Netherlands) or you can order it by just sending us an email. Go to 'contact/newsletter' in the menu.

Back cover. Photo by Lilian Jarad

review by Ton Maas, Daily De Volkskrant. July 2010

review by Armand Serpenti in Daily De Trouw. June 2010

and some more reviews, from Holland and abroad:

'...recorded briljantly, sounds super relaxed......'. Erk Willemsen, Slagwerkkrant

'...De cd ‘Live at the Kromhout‘ is een avontuurlijk album met een grote variatie marimba spel; lyrisch en ritmisch maar bovenal origineel!'  Mattie Poels, VPRO

'My radio listeners are enjoying Dutch percussionist Leticia
Bal's CD titled Leticia: Live at the Kromhout (Leticia
Records) and recorded during an October/2009 concert'.  Vicky Sola in Latin Beat Magazine USA

 'Leticia (Titia Bal) .... now she returns
with a solo CD, Live at The Kromhout, which serves as a
wonderful showcase of her percussive talents'.  Nelson Rodriguez in Latin Beat Magazine USA

'La percussionista olandese Leticia Bal propone nel suo cd ‘ Live at the Kromhout’ dodici brani interamente da lei composti ( eccetto le tracce 1 e 9 dove è accompagnata dalla bella voce della cubana Delia Gonzalez ) che spaziano dai ritmi latini alla ricerca jazz piu’ evoluto....' Roberto Rabbi, Rubriche Salsa, Italia

'..la maestra marimbera Leticia Bal...' DJ El Chino, Colombia

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