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Thursday, June 16 2011

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.


Thursday, September 2 2010

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.


Monday, August 9 2010

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.


Thursday, January 14 2010

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.


Sunday, July 26 2009

Los Flippers: Pronto Viviremos Un Mundo Mucho Mejor

Worth the re-release.


Wednesday, November 5 2008

Various: The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party

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


Monday, September 24 2007

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.


Tuesday, July 17 2007

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.


Sunday, July 15 2007

Various: Colombia!

The album almost giggles with verve.


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