Tag Archives: Cumbia

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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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 Martinicos – El Diablo

If, like me, you lack a certain sparkle after a long and busy week, then prepare yourself for some sonic nourishment in the form of today’s sonic medicine! Released on a Mexican label called Orfeon in 1969, El Diablo is … Continue reading 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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SONG OF THE DAY Juaneco y su Combo – La Cumbia del Pacurro

Today’s joyous offering fills my heart with sunshine and I love it very much. It’s happy vibe, accentuated by radiant vocals and whistles, is particularly prominent given that it was written in the wake of tragedy and its authentic sound … Continue reading

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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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