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ARTIST
TITLE
Cartagena!
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 026CD SNDW 026CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/1/2011

Subtitled: Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72. Soundway set sail for the Colombian coastal town of Cartagena for their first selection of 2011. Sourced from a period when musicians effortlessly combined the swing of cumbia with the driving bass of salsa, Cartagena unwraps a period of musical history seldom heard beyond the tropical coast of South America. Compiled by Roberto Gyemant with the help of Colombian resident Will "Quantic" Holland and Miles Cleret, Cartagena! focuses on the extraordinary life and career of Curro Fuentes, the youngest brother of the family responsible for the Discos Fuentes label. Cartagena! explores a changing era for Colombian music, when new styles like porro, fandango and cumbia mixed with descargas and salsa, cementing Colombia's reputation as a formidable dance music hotspot in Latin America. Features 19 tracks of which none have been released on CD outside of South America. Includes a 28-page full-color booklet with detailed, explorative liner notes.