Dinner in Caracas
Dinner in Caracas is the name of a 33-RPM LP album by Venezuelan composer/arranger/conductor Aldemaro Romero, released in 1955, under contract with RCA Victor.
This album was to be the first of a very successful series of records, whose names began with "Dinner in ..." featuring popular Latin American pieces. The Dinner in Caracas album was innovative work, a stylish modernization of Venezuelan folk music, upgrading it from folk instrumentations to full modern orchestral versions, and making it palatable to international audiences.
The album Dinner in Caracas included Venezuelan-only pieces such as: Alma Llanera, Dama Antanona, La Reina, Adios a Ocumare, Conticinio, Endrina, Fulgida Luna, Besos en mis suenos, Serenata, Luna de Maracaibo, and Sombra en los Medanos.
At the back cover of the album Bill Zeitung writes a review about Venezuela, its capital, music and culture:
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