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Austin, TX


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Track Listing

  1. Cumbia Rica
  2. Booby Trap
  3. Vida De Mesero
  4. Swimming In a Cloud
  5. La Vida Buena
  6. Lil' Extra (bonus track)


Louie Alarcon, Tosin Awofeso, Dario Aravena,
Vanessa Burden and Oscar Alarcon

Louie Alarcon and Dario Aravena

Recorded and Mixed by
Dario Aravena

Mastered by
Sam Patlove

Recorded in Austin, TX
AUS House Studio
Checkpoint Alpha Studios

Album Art Design by
Gerardo Arellano and Adrian Aguilera

Executive Produced by
Louie Alarcon and Oscar Alarcon

All rights reserved
© La Vida Buena 2014


La Vida Buena
Louie “Luison” Alarcon

Vanessa Burden

Tosin Awofeso
(piano / vocals)

Dario Aravena
(drum set / timbales / conga / vocals)

Oscar Alarcon

Brad Taylor

Special Guests
Felipe “Tiburon” Borrero
(trumpet / trombone / flugelhorn / vocals)

Ziggy Garcia

Gaika James

Performing Musicians
Chris Hall

Altin Sencalar

Thomas Abercrombie


The members of La Vida Buena have coined the term, salsafication, to help describe their unique arrangement style, specifically when covering popular songs like Gin and Juice and Rolling in the Deep. The result leaves you wondering if Snoop Dogg could be half Cuban or Adele, a secret member of the Buena Vista Social Club.