Category Archives: Cumbia

SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Melodie

“Take funk, soul, psychedelia and rumba, mix it up with a thick dose of heavy local rhythms and throw everything in a Benin grinder. The brew is then mixed up with hypnotic Farfisa solos, gritty guitar riffs, distorted bass lines, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abraxas – Mañana

Danny Lee Blackwell (of the Night Beats) has embarked on a new project. Teaming up with ex-Los Bitchos instrumentalist, Carolina Faruolo, the duo – known as Abraxas – are to release their collaborative debut LP, Monte Carlo, this October via … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sonora Dinamita – Eco en Stereo

Ahhhh…..this is so good!! Recently, I’ve been trying to get a copy of the LP  that today’s song comes from, but its not looking too easy and there are definitely no copies in the UK! I will find one though!! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abraxas – Sunrise State (Of Mind)

I love it when artists twist, bend and reinvent themselves in many sonic ways, always evolving, yet always maintaining that solid root that gives them their edge; such is the case with today’s band. With a sound that resides in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Sirios – Cuarto Oscuro

If Los Sirios had gone on to record more music, I’d like to think that it would have sounded as psychtastically heady and groove-orientated as this (the percussion is fantastic!!!!). Cuarto Oscuro (translating as Dark Room?) was issued as a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Kintos – Idioma Criollo

I press play, this song starts and I swear everything turns technicolour and the stress just fades away!! Replaced by rainbows and sunbeams, Los Kintos are bringers of joy!! I welcome these moments! Forming sometime in the late 1960’s, Los … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Alegres Diablos – La Motilona

..maybe I shouldn’t be listening to this before bed, the percussion is s0 wired, but it’s lovely!! I’ll risk a sleepless night for the delights of this rhythmic madness any day!! Perhaps way to much for me to go into … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chencho Trompeta y Los Brujos del Folklore (feat. Gertrudis Bonilla) – La Logia 

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 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Destellos – Elsa

Celebrating a career that spanned over thirty years, Los Destellos were a Peruvian band that got together in 1968. Their sound, nestled in the dreamy peaks of psychedelic cumbia and calypso, fed a wealth of albums over the years, filling … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Golden Boys – Cumbia Y Beso

Founded in 1961 by brothers Guillermo and Pedro Jairo Garcés, Los Golden Boys were a Columbian Cumbia band that survived and enjoyed a lengthy music career that spanned over four decades! Their music, nestled in an upbeat tropical sound, was … Continue reading

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