Category Archives: tropical

SONG OF THE DAY Sexteto Tabalá – Esta Tierra No Es Mia

Sexteto Tabalá are seven musicians of the ancestral Afro-Columbian son; continuing the legacy born of San Basio de Palenque. They bring to life the soul of Afro-Colombian music with their unique mixture of traditional and contemporary sones of yesterday and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jake Hottell – Horizon

Ever since I heard this song earlier today, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. There’s a lot going on here and prominently, for me, I like the style of delivery. It has the gentle and … 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 La Redada – Calaboca

La Redada are a collective from all over the world. Made up of six musicians, this global fusion are made up of three Mexicans, Two Chileans and one European! Their sound reflects their geographical diversity, presenting itself in a heady … 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 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 Dream Stars – Pop Makossa Invasion

“‘Pop Makossa Invasion’….A tune so obscure that even in Cameroon it had never been released!!…..” Today’s afro-funk delight is so rare and so sensational that one of Analog Africa’s mighty fine compilations was named after it!! Unearthed by the mighty … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Mercy, Mercy, Baby

Legendary percussionist Raymond Barretto, a.k.a Ray Barretto, was proficient in a wide variety of Latin musical styles as well as Latin jazz. Throughout his career he became one of the leading champions of boogaloo, a genre that rose up in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Acid

The artist behind today’s dazzling tropical instrumental is something of a legend! Born Raymond Barretto in 1929, but known as Ray Barretto, this American-born bandleader of Puerto Rican ancestry was a highly talented percussionist!  Proficient in a wide variety of … Continue reading

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