"The essential quality of bachata is amargue - literally, bitterness. But it can be a nostalgic, melancholic pain that makes you feel better, like the blues, or what in Portuguese is called saudade"
- Ned Sublette
Bachata Roja Amor y Amargue offers up timeless classics of traditional bachata. From the quietly sad plucking guitar of the 1960s masterpiece 'A donde andara,' to the emotive delivery of the 1908s hit 'La cama tiene candela,' it captures the bittersweet romance that is the language of bachata.