Color de Tropico Vol. 2


El Palmas Music and El Dragón Criollo once again leave their skin immersing themselves in the musical archives of the "Venezuelan Saudi". In addition to the search for that Holy Grail of "one's own identity" in the midst of the international explosion of musical trends, the need arises to express the consequences that the urban explosion and unbridled growth had on society. Color de Trópico Vol. 2 confronts you with a new expressive rebellion, that of the new heterogeneity, the diversity of the new social organization and the struggle for survival. New styles raise their voices, in the face of all this urban complexity we already know that traditional genres, far from reacting passively, returned to the charge of cumbia, joropo, merengue coexisting against rock and roll, but this rock and roll opened the doors and it evolved with them in the form of rock (just), pop, soul, jazz, highly sophisticated funk. But, as you can see in Color de Trópico Vol. 2, the influence of Caribbean modernity also stomped on with new rhythms such as ska, rocksteady, reggae, originating in Jamaica and represented in Venezuela by the group of brilliant good vibes such as Las Cuatro Monedas and its theme "Buena Suerte". Salsa also arrives, still grown only in New York, San Juan, and Cali but which now extends to Caracas and of which the tasty "María La Bella" by Nelson y sus Estrellas stands out. The mixture is the reality of the social network of the city, chaotic, dynamic, incessant, recipient of massive migrations from all parts of the country, mainly from rural areas to the capital, but also from Colombia, the Caribbean, Europe, everything to a speed faster than it could have the ability to be assimilated. Groups like the psychedelics of Grupo Almendra add Latin percussion to their rock band flirting with trends such as disco music or even samba in "Tutti Frutti" and the powerful brass section of the reference jazz band in Venezuela, such as La Retreta Mayor, with its funky jazz "Líquido Elemento", a spectacular vision of a Caracas that never sleeps between textures of saxophones and trumpets in its wide avenues. With Color de Trópico Vol. 2, El Palmas and El Dragón Criollo show the versatility that musical groups usually have in Venezuela, in which the sophistication and vision that they already had at this very important moment continues to surprise. Also features Los Kings, Mario Y Sus Diamantes, Orquesta La Playa, and Anselmo Y Su Conjunto Pajueliao.