Picks and Pans Review: Ojo De Tiburón

updated 08/05/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/05/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Michele Greene (Appleseed)

L.A. Law alum Michele Greene shows that her talents aren't limited to acting on this surprisingly credible debut (the title of which means "eye of the shark"). She artfully combines music from her multicultural heritage—a Mexican-Nicaraguan mother and a dad from Oklahoma—to create a melting pot of Latin and folk styles. Greene wrote or cowrote all 10 songs and sings them with considerable brio in both Spanish and English. Produced by Peruvian Ciro Hurtado, who also backs Greene with his delicate, resonant guitar, the disc more than does justice to all branches of her family tree.

Bottom Line: A winning case

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