Released from her major-label deal when sales fell short of the anticipated millions, Albita opportunistically returns to her Cuban roots to cash in on the Buena Vista thing.
The cheesy Miami salsa and most of the synth programming of the Albitamania era have gone the way of the exclusive Madonna soirees, replaced here by tres, piano, acoustic guitar and congas. But even with the newly adopted earthy repertoire, the trend-chasing diva hasn't yet found a way to manufacture soul. Albita performs as part of Super Latin Fest 2000 at Mel Lastman Square Monday (August 7). TP