Podcast#11 – ‘Cumbiambero Loco 2’ An Afro-Latin Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’ Hosted By: Jack Posada

Soul Of Sydney Podcast #11


‘Cumbiambero Loco’ Part 2 –

An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’

Mixed By: JackPosada (Myspace, Soundcloud)

This is the second installment of cumbiambero loco, a special ‘CUMBIA’ mixtape carefully selected just in time for that summer time in Sydney.

CUMBIA que delicia, que viva diciembre y feliz navidad

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 40 min mix of traditional Colombian rebellion music called ‘Cumbia’.

Style: Afro Latin, Cumbia & Caribbean Percussion

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  1. Andres Landero – Virgen de la candelaria
  2. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto – Manuelito barrios
  3. Calixto Ochoa – Charanga campesina
  4. Los Cumbiamberos – Santo domingo
  5. Afrosound – La sampuesana
  6. Pacho Galan – Cumbia alegre
  7. Sonoritmos – Pola bette
  8. Climaco Sarmiento y su Orquesta – Maquina landera
  9. Pacho Galan – Cumbia que me alegras
  10. Pacho Glan – La mazamorrera
  11. Los Golden Boys – La negra celina
  12. Calixto Ochoa – Los sabanales
  13. La Sonora Cordobesa – El pajaro picon
  14. Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La pringamoza

About ‘Cumbia’

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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