Call and response wailing, percussionists that play a measure then disappear, backwards accordions and a persistent, loping bassline comprise some of the elements that make up the Cumbia. Born on the banks of the Magdalena River in coastal Colombia, this infectious music represents a marriage of African, Spanish, and Indigenous influences. ANTONIO FUENTES began recording Colombia's music in 1934, founding his country's first record label, Discos Fuentes. These twelve gems—released between the mid-1950s and the mid-70's—are lovingly selected from the Discos Fuentes catalogue. Includes tracks by Andres Landero, Los Corraleros De Majagual and Nafer Duran amongst others. Packaged in Stoughton tip-on sleeves.