Thursday, December 17, 2009

el africano
First cumbia post on this blog- this music is so heavy it will reach anyone who loves heavy grooves and powerful singing-

These cassettes were obtained at the end of an era: Woolworths on Santa Fe's plaza was fazing out their Spanish cassettes years ago, and BOOMING BASSLINES was there to swoop on anything that said cumbia, mambo or rancheros-

Sound quality is quite listenable: check the scorching Latina who voiced "El Africano" and others, and check that squishy keyboard on "El Guiro", kinda like Calypso (soca) and Cadence (zouk) among other styles from the multitude of Caribbean islands.

Pretty sure these are Mexican tapes of Colombian and Mexican artistes.


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