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 // 10:00 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 // 10:01 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 // 10:00 PM

Various: Colombia!

The album almost giggles with verve.

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30 Apr 2007 // 2:19 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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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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