It’s not often you get to sit down and enjoy a song that lasts for over ten minutes, but today’s lengthy feast is a whopping 13 minutes of Colombian bliss!
I’d love to share more about the band behind this mesmerising and percussive dream, but all I can tell you about this song is that this is possibly the only one that exists on any album/record? It’s not to say the band didn’t record more, but this is a rare gem from sometime in the 1970’s?..and possibly the only one we will ever hear from Chencho Trompeta y Los Brujos del Folklore (translating as Chencho Trumpet and the Sorcerers of Folklore) and featured singer, Gertrudis Bonilla.
What a cool name though, Chencho Trumpet and the Sorcerers of Folklore!!
La Logia (La Words) appeared on an album called “Guasá, Cununo Y Marimba – Afrocolombian Music From The Pacific Coast”, which was released in March 2020 on the cool Spanish label, Vampisoul. Alongside 20 other tracks, the record offers up more delicious sounds from the Colombian Pacific and is well-worth checking out if you are loving today’s song? A digital copy will only set you back just over £7, so I’ll paste below the write-up that accompanies this album and include a link for your convenience…this is a LOVELY listen!!
Have a read below and sit back and soak up the magic of La Logia above….
The music of the Colombian Pacific is one of the greatest treasures of Colombia and its African past, but not many people remember the songs recorded on anthologies, which are largely a forgotten chapter of Colombia´s musical history. It comprises genres such as currulao and chirimía and many others that are yet to be discovered by most Latin music lovers.
Heavy drumming combines with hypnotic vocals and the sounds of the marimba, clarinet and euphonium in this selection of Afro-Colombian music from the Pacific Coast.
This compilation includes recordings by artists like: Gertrudis Bonilla, Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná, Markitos Micolta, La Sonora del Pacífico de Cachito Vidal, Julián y su Combo, Buscajá… in an outstanding selection of songs that covers the early 70s through the 00s and are reissued here for the first time.
Compiled by Colombian music experts Lucas Silva and Philippe Noel.