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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Guitars Not Guns

I found a little Colombian music shop tucked away in the depths of South London. Naturally they sell a lot of cumbia. I asked for stuff from the Northern Caribbean coast of Colombia. They said "aahh Tropicales" and pulled out a load of cds with half-naked birds on the covers. Felt like I was buying some dirty mags or something.

Anyway, the music is excellent, lots of accordions and general sunny vibes for this season.

One of the tracks is an exception, from the city of Cali in middle of Colombia.



Less accordions, more of a dirty guitar funk jam, unlike most cumbias i've heard. Afrosound were one of first cumbia groups to mix trippy rock into their sound. Its off the Disco Fuentes label where you can buy lots more cumbia.


Afrosound - Caliventura

Here's the video featuring more ladies and something that looks like a giant vat of porridge that ends up as bread. What is that stuff ?

5 comments:

Soul Cocina said...

Nice video. That's dulce de leche... the stuff dreams are made of.


Caliventura is on one of the Canonazos Bailables records (the best compilation series in the world.) Mine is all scratched up and barely listenable.. thanks for the track.

Vamanos said...

aah. Now i get it. I think i tried some once...so..sweeet.

Glad you liked the track. Its a good-un. Will see if i can track down one of those cds. Cheers mate.

Nico said...

Wheres this columbian music store you speak of? I need to get some sweet cumbian music now that the suns coming out

Vamanos said...

send me your email:

djvamanos@yahoo.co.uk

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