Tag Archives: Cumbia

SONG OF THE DAY Hugo Blanco – Cumbia Con Arpa

Hugo César Blanco Manzo, better known as Hugo Blanco, was a Venezuelan musician, composer, producer and arranger whose musical style earned him worldwide recognition. Combining a sizzling fusion of Cuban music, salsa, merengue and joropo (a musical style resembling the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY La Sonora Dinamita – Ritmo Tropical

If there was one record I was determined to own, it was La Sonora Dinamita’s Ritmo! ….and find it I did!! All the way from Mexico it came and I was soooooooooooooooo chuffed when it turned up!! What I didn’t … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ranil – La Tuctuructia

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I’d like to open today’s post with all the best wishes for 2023 and a song that I could’ve sworn I’d featured before…but I haven’t!!! In fact, I was convinced I’d shared this album before too, but … Continue reading

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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 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 Iftin Band – Sirmaqabe (No Secrets)

This tune is literally music to my ears! It makes me all melty inside, transmitting those tingles that you sometimes get when a melody or a beat, or whatever it is strikes a magic part in your soul! It’s a … Continue reading

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