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ARTIST
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Pecados Tropicales
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CD

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RELEASE DATE
10/9/2012

Kumbia Queers are an all-female band hailing from Argentina and Mexico. The six ladies present their third full-length album on the Viennese label Comfortzone. Up to now, they have entertained crowds all over the world, mainly with a bunch of fabulous covers of songs by Madonna, The Cure, Nancy Sinatra and others. On their new album Pecados Tropicales they are now presenting their very own material. The hipster and electronic scenes in New York and Europe (Gotan Project, Quantic, huge electro-cumbia parties) are currently discovering the charm of traditional cumbia sound. Kumbia Queers are reinterpreting the usual Latin-American macho posing in their unique style and combine their wild party sound with a political message. The band was founded after a couple of drinks in 2007 in an effort to take on the legacy of cumbia. Originally the (punk rock) ladies didn't really know how to play this old ghetto music ("Cumbia Villera"). But they soon found out that cumbia is part of everyone's DNA, as singer Ali put it. Kumbia Queers call their style "1000% tropi-punk," a wild mixture of Afro-Cuban and Latin-American cumbia with queerness and the spirit of punk.