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Manuel Alvares Y Sus Dangers Esclavo Moderno
02 :54
02
Casimbas Negras Burumburumbum
03 :34
03
Abelardo Carbona Y Su Conjunto Palenque
03 :55
04
Son Palenque Tungalala (El Sapo)
03 :32
05
Cumbia Siglo XX Naga Pedale
03 :26
06
Wganda Kenya Pim Pom
04 :17
07
Banda Los Hijos De La Niña Luz Dejala Corre
03 :27
08
Pedro Beltran Puyalo Ahi
03 :01
09
Grupo Palma Africana Tetero
03 :09
10
Abelardo Carbona Y Su Conjunto Quiero A .....
03 :46
11
Lisandro Meza Shacalao
03 :38
12
Son Palenque Palenque Palenque
04 :09
13
Abelardo Carbona La Negra Kulende
03 :31
14
La Tromba Calaba Calabao
03 :50
15
Los Soneros De Gamero Los Soneros De Gamero
03 :26
16
Rabel Y Su Grupo Manaye
03 :48
17
La Nelda Pina El Sucusu
03 :16
18
Wganda Kenya El Lobo
03 :02
19
Son Palenque Dame Un Trago
04 :26
20
Grupo Palma Africana La Botellita
04 :12
21
Wganda Kenya Yoro
03 :44
ARTIST
TITLE
Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 022CD SNDW 022CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/8/2010

...1975-91. Boasting 21 pulsating tracks drawn from the northern coasts of Colombia, Palenque Palenque reveals a unique and fascinating story of how Afro Colombian music developed from the 1970s onwards and how the local sound-systems in Cartagena and Barranquilla played such an important role in shaping the sound of the Colombian champeta. Co-compiled by Lucas Silva (resident of Bogota and owner of Palenque Records) and Soundway Records' Miles Cleret, the album highlights the long relationship that the Caribbean coast of Colombia has with Africa stretching back to the 17th century -- specifically, the rise of the percussion-heavy champeta sound, born out of a wave of popularity for psychedelic Afro, Latin & Caribbean music inspired by the DJs of the time. The influence of the sound-systems spread to local artists as well as re-energizing traditional African folk songs and rhythms that had survived since the days of slavery. Record labels recognized the major change in direction from the days when cumbia and porro ruled the hearts of the ghettos and began employing bands that began experimenting and tapping into these new cultural and musical movements. Around 1981, several groups were recording Afrobeat in Baranquilla including Abelardo Carbonó who features with his ode, "Quiero A Mi Gente." A true proponent of the avant-garde, he can still be heard playing in Anibal Velasquez's orchestra. Son Palenque were considered pioneers of the crossover sound of Africa and the Caribbean and are featured three times including the title-track of this album. Fela Kuti's "Shakara" is reworked by Lisandro Meza entitled "Shacalao," while Fela's influence is further felt through Wganda Kenya's contributions, especially on the shuffling cut that is "Pim Pom." Soundway have unearthed a magical era, exposed a radical movement and have, in the process, found some of the world's most eccentric and highly addictive modern dance music. Housed in a CD digipack with a 36-page booklet with in-depth liner notes.