Articles tagged colombia

Authors Vasquez, Faciolince talk about Colombia’s violence and ‘literature of conflict’

BOGOTA, Colombia — Who better than a pair of Colombian writers whose books have spurred talk of an emerging “literature of conflict” to answer the country’

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Michi Sarmiento y Su Bravo: Aqui Los Bravos!: The Best of Michi Sarmiento

That urge to make music so effective that no one can dispute its superiority.

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Various Artists: The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 1

Two and a half hours of catchy and curious tracks from Fruko y Sus Tesos, Wganda Kenya, and others involved in the golden period of Afro-influenced, funked-up tropical music recorded by the legendary Discos Fuentes label.

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Anibal Velásquez y Su Conjunto: Mambo Loco

The only downside of this compilation is its brevity; it's a short, sweet dose of tropical medicine that will doubtless leave listeners wanting more.

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Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro: Tradition in Transition

For the bulk of this album, Quantic and his combo don't put a foot wrong. The result is a modern fusion sound based on Colombian rhythms infused with Brazilian string arrangements, Panamanian soul, and some wonderful salsa piano.

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Los Flippers: Pronto Viviremos Un Mundo Mucho Mejor

Worth the re-release.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party

This is exactly how a party album from a respected world music label should be handled.

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24 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various: The Roots of Chicha

The Roots of Chicha jogs along on a wave of good humour, jaunty male singing, and an overall vibe of pride and pleasure.

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17 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various: Colombia!

The album almost giggles with verve.

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30 Apr 2007 // 3:19 AM

In chaotic Colombia, a dance of hope

CARTAGENA, Colombia—Viridiana Calvo dropped gracefully to the ground, her body twisting and turning, as she performed with a dance troupe last month before more

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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

// Sound Affects

"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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