PRICE: $5.50
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Perico/Carnaval
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 45058EP VAMPI 45058EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/29/2013

Vampisoul's series Saoco Now! presents contemporary covers of classics of Puerto Rican dance music. On this first release, two of the most innovative salsa bands working today join forces to pay homage to percussionist and bandleader Rafael Cortijo. Orquesta El Macabeo recovers the island's salsa tradition with new ideas and the energy of its 12 musicians, with backgrounds in punk rock, ska, and reggae. "Perico" was originally released in 1959. Bio Ritmo combines '70s-style salsa with eclectic influences. Latin funk instrumental "Carnaval" first came out in 1974.