September 25, 2009

Classic Cumbia release: A Orillas Del Magdalena, Discos Fuentes 1955-1975

Cumbia is growing stronger! Nevermind the hippest producers from Argentina, this is the classic cumbia sound of Colombia, presented to you by the Domino Sound label/shop out of New Orleans. Call and response wailing, percussionists that play a measure then disappear, backwards accordions and a persistent, loping bassline comprise some of the elements that make up the Cumbia. Born on the banks of the Magdalena River in coastal Colombia, this infectious music represents a marriage of African, Spanish, and Indigenous influences. Antonio Fuentes began recording Colombia's music in 1934, founding his country's first record label, Discos Fuentes. Crazy stuff, I absolutely love it. Listen to samples @ Juno.
Tracklisting: Los Corraleros de Majagual - Cumbia Campesina, Los Guacharacos - Baila Rosita, Conjunto Tipico Vallenato - Cumbia Cienaguera, Nafer Duran Y Su Conjunto - A Orillas del Magdalena, Banda Y Coros Campesinos de Repelon - Macondo, Esperma Y Ron - Los Guacharacos, Combo Los Galleros - Soledad, Andres Landero Y Su Conjunto - Cumbia en La India, Los Cumbiameros de Pacheco - Santo Domingo, Eliseo Herrera Y Su Conjunto - El Mangle, Los Gavilanes de la Costa - Los Gavilanes, Carlos Roman Y Su Conjunto - Cumbia Negra.

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