SALSA CELTICA El Agua De La Vida (Compass) Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
Salsa Celtica's version of Latin salsa is so true to the original, Ry Cooder is bound to go to Scotland for his next project. Stereotyped notions of a core group of 10 native Scotsmen and a Spanish singer quickly fade when you let yourself go to the rock-solid rhythms and hook-heavy melodies delivered by these kilted lads. Don't worry if you don't habla espaol - the lyrics are translated in the liner notes. These guys are so smooth, when they say "parque" you'll swear it's butter.