Category Archives: Cumbia

SONG OF THE DAY Minyo Crusaders – Yasugi Bushi (Bolero)

….With songs encouraging dancing and drinking, the Crusaders are on a mission to bring “highbrow” min’yō back to it’s “lowlife” roots -whilst also bringing traditional Japanese music onto the global music stage… Adorn your Saturday with this indulgently soothing sonic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Africa Show – Massanga Mama

If you are anything like me and find slowing down and stopping a rather alien prospect, then today’s serenade may just aid your plight… Slow your mind and the rest will follow! Originally released on an Angolan label called N’Gola … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Meridian Brothers – Guaracha U​.​F​.​O (Version Rebajada)

Led by Elbis Alvarez, the Meridian Brothers are a Colombian cumbia / Latin fusion / experimental group who started out in 1998.  Composing and recording all of the records for the band, Alvarez also brings together the band for live … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Manzanita y Su Conjunto – Shambar

Hernández, better known as Manzanita, was a Peruvian guitarist and composer who first surfaced during the psychedelic Cumbia craze in the late 1960’s. In 1967 he founded Los Pachas before he went on to lead his own group, Manzanita y … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Pirañas – Lambada de Oceania, Africa y America (eran un solo continente)

Described as “retro-futurism at its finest”, Columbia’s Los Pirañas are a band who are not afraid to experiment, in fact, they simply thrive on it! Fusing South American rhythms and sonics (including cumbia, champeta, tropicalia, salsa, and more) with Avant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Amara Touré – Cubano

Guinean born singer and percussionist Amara Touré made and released music for nearly two decades and in that time he perfected the art of merging two styles of music. Recognising a connection between the sounds of Africa and Cuba, he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abelardo Carbono feat Quantic – Si Si Si

If this song doesn’t embed itself into your head like the wiggliest ear worm ever, I will be so surprised!! This Latin/Afro-Caribbean sunbeam coats the senses with layers of warm, wandering percussive dreaminess! For today’s musical installment we find two … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tampo – Keumgang

My musical travels have today taken me to Helsinki, from which a chance finding has got me investigating an interesting fusion of Latin Jazz-inspired, Finnish psychedelic folk! Tampo are a mystic sextet whose sound is inspired by the Latin jazz, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sonora Cienaguera – La Piojosa

Bursting at the seams with so much vitality, today’s song has injected this cold winters day with an overload of heat and sunbeams!! La Piojosa was originally released as a single on Discos Fuentes, a record label founded in October … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY FRENTE CUMBIERO – La Era del GigaHertz

“High mountain cumbiera mechanics…” Salgaelsol & Biche You may recall me covering Frente Cumbiero for the first time a few weeks ago?  Since then they have cropped up a few times on my blog and today I bring you their … Continue reading

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