Soul Of Sydney Podcast #3
An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’
Mixed By: JackPosada (Myspace, Soundcloud)
Our podcast this week is a little different to the standard ‘Funk’ we been featuring, it is an unexpected & enjoyable voyage into Caribbean & Afro-Latin beats.
This week we present a 45 min mix of traditional Colombian rebellion music called ‘Cumbia’.
Style: Afro Latin, Cumbia & Caribbean Percussion
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- Ritmo de cumbia sonora tropical
- Se baila asi Rufo Garrido
- Ritmo y palmeras Marimba orquesta gallito
- Para el magdalena Los candelosos
- Gaita de las Flores Lucho Bermudez
- Que muera el gavilan Aniceto Molina
- El Pajaro Picón Pacho Galan & Lucho Bermudez
- Cumbia En Do Menor Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta
- Maria de lkos Reyes Andrés Landero
- El guia Andres Landero
- Estate cumbia Cero 39
- Sonido del principe- el principe
- Perdi las abarcas Andres Landero
- La Magdalena Las Alegres Diablos
- La soberana Combo Sampuesano
- Bombo Y Maracas Sarmiento, Climaco Y Su Orquesta
- Unknown Los Teen Agers
- La Gaita Marciana Sarmiento, Climaco Y Su Orquesta
The word ‘Cumbia’ came from the African word “Cumbé”, or party. It’s known as the queen of African rhythms & It has 3 cultural influences (African, Andean & Spanish).
The music originated around the 1820’s during Colombia’s struggle for independence as an expression of national resistance against Spain.
Both the African & Andean influences are obvious in ‘Cumbia’, the rhythms adopted from African slaves used by the Spanish & Andean flutes & poetry make up the core elements of the music .
Originally only performed with drums & claves it has since evolved to include; flutes, guitars, accordion, horns, brass & traditional drums & percussion.
Today it is very popular in Latin America & has even evolved into new forms mixed with Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop & Drum N Bass known as ‘Cumbia digital’ These elements & influences can be found in the music of ; Quanic, Ozomatli, DJ Spinna, Los Lobos & Los Kumbia Kings.
Even in Australia it will be featured at the 2010 Big Day Out Lilly Pad.
For a good introduction to ‘Cumbia’, check out: Cumbia Cumbia , Vol. 1 & 2 released by World Circuit Records (1983, 1989).
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