ABSOLUTE CLASSIC…..AFROBEAT IN A COLOMBIANO RESTYLEE!

May 19, 2009

WGANDA2Man this ABSOLUTE CLASSIC cut comes from ‘one’ of the first Global Music tapes I ever had back in or about 1988/1989 from a compilation called SUENO COLOMBIANO (now deleted).

However, this actual track dates back to 1976 and is a an AMAZING COVER of a famous track by legendary AFROBEAT artist FELA KUTI.

The Fela track was called ‘SHAKARA’ but this version is called ‘SHALOADE’ and is by Colombia’s Caribe star, WGANDA KENYA.

For me it’s ALMOST as good as the Fela original……Have a listen and decide for yourselves.

GRAB IT HERE:

07 SHAOLADE

THE LINK ABOVE NOW WORKS….APOLOGIES FOR IT NOT WORKING EARLIER :-)….ENJOY!


CUMBIA TRADICIONAL!

May 16, 2009

cumbiaGreat cut this, just got sent out by my homie HUGH of PARTYAT 45RPM, thanks man! This is really really NICE!

GRUPA MARINA PERLA – AL CALOR DE LA CUMBIA


CLASSIC & CLASSY!

May 15, 2009

frukoNow this is a class act. You can see that straight away! Tank god the music is SUPER! Grab your FRUKO right here:

FRUKO Y SUS TESOS – TU SAFRIRAS

thanks AFRICOLOMBIA!


COLOMBIA!…..THE TRAD AIN’T NO FAD!

May 8, 2009

If you like Old Skool Cumbia from Colombia,  artists like the great Alfredo Guiterrez, then it’s also worthwhile checking out some other popular regional folk styles from Colombia including Vallenato (from Colombia’s Caribbean region) .

You can find and download some really tasty folkloric Cumbia and Vallenato RIGHT HERE


GREAT CUMBIA MIXX!

May 1, 2009

cumbiawebcoverThis got dropped by ANDRES DIGITAL of the RADIO SUNFLOW COLLECTIVE out of germany. This is a great CUMBIA mix with lots of cool dancehall mashups in there as well. Grab it and throw this in yer IPOD for instant good mood 🙂

GRAB IT HERE

cumbiaplay

And check out the BLOG these guys run, because its very COOL! ..or uuh HOT!


60’s BIGBAND CUMBIAAA!

April 20, 2009

conchordOne of the most popular forms of CUMBIA is the bigband style stuff developed in the 50’s & 60’s. Of course this is very understandable, lush arrangements really add to the vibe and the percussionists and horn players go all out on this stuff. I’ve just found this cut at the AFRICOLOMBIA blog. Check it out!

PLINIO GUZMAN & LUCHO BERMUDEZ – GAITA


CRUNK CUMBIAS 4 YA!

April 14, 2009

crunk-748009One last thingie, this track just got sent via my FAIRTILIZER page, heavy duty CUMBIA meets CRUNK! Mexican underground headz, take it away:

ANICETO MOLINA – EL CAMPANERO (KRUNK KUMBIAS RMX)