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V.A. - Cumbia Beat Volume 2
01Mi Choza, Mi Chacra Y Mi Mujer - Manzanita
02Boogaloo Del Perro - Los Destellos
03El Dragón - Los Orientales
04Ven A Bailar Con Juaneco - Juaneco Y Su Combo
05Baila Flaquita Baila - Los Ecos
06La Rumba Del Chinito - Compay Quinto
07Cumbia Para Un Viejito - Los Pecos
08Linda Yolita - Titanes, Los
09Sabor A Caña - Los Orientales De Paramonga
10Illimana - Los 5 Palomillas
11¡sos. Peligro! - Los Ecos
12El Milagro Verde - Los Mirlos
13La Papita - El Monje Loco
14Recordando A Fachín - Juaneco Y Su Combo
15La Bocina - Los Girasoles
16Chachita - Los Casmenos
17El Pitito - Los Yungas
18Sin Éxito - Grupo Celeste
01Selva, Selva - Juaneco Y Su Combo
02El Trapiche - Los Orientales De Paramonga
03Melodía Celeste - Grupo Celeste
04Saturno 2000 - Los Santos
05Colegiala - Los Ilusionistas
06La Movedora - Anicento Y Sus Fabulosos
07El Chinchorrito - Los 5 Palomillas
08Llanto En La Selva - Los Mirlos
09Módulo Lunar - Los Beta 5
10Melodía Antillana - Jose Y Sus Antillanos
11Linda Mariposa - Los Ecos
12Hola - Los Ilusionistas
13El Panadero - Los Beta 5
14La Chichera - Los Demonios Del Mantaro
15Peti Pan - Los Demonios Del Mantaro
16Chichita - Los Ecos

Cumbia Beat Volume 2

Vampisoul | Item No: 292464
2CD | 2012 / EU – Original | New
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After the lauded first volume, this second in our "Cumbia Beat" series includes again tracks by the most important bands of the genre.

Peruvian cumbia, also known as "chicha", brings together tropical music styles from Colombia and Cuba, Western influences such as 60s beat and psychedelic rock, and mixes them with indigenous melodies from the Amazonian jungle and traditional Andean songs.

The result is a unique and vibrant style of music which reverberates with life. Peruvian cumbia is currently being rediscovered by new audiences and there exists a thriving international club and live venue scene.+++ The "resurrection" of Peruvian tropical music, of psychedelic cumbia or, as others like to call it, chicha, is perhaps one of the most surprising musical phenomena in recent years.

The number of reissues, new releases and bands that have begun to play chicha or covers of tropical Peruvian classics in Argentina, England, Russia and the United States has multiplied.

This cocktail of electric guitars, Caribbean percussion, Andean pentatonics and psychedelic soloing, synths, moogs, güiros, wah wahs, timbales and fuzztones was simply too striking to go unnoticed.

Elements of rock, folklore, música criolla, Andean music, Amazonian music, Colombian cumbia, salsa and even psychedelia intermingle in this "cannibal" genre capable of devouring and assimilating every possible influence.

Both Enrique Delgado and Manzanita, the two great founding guitarists of the genre, made music that absorbed all possible manner of styles.

We feature not only tunes from Delgado with his group Los Destellos and from Manzanita but also from their side projects: Delgado's Los Casmeños and Manzanita's El Monje Loco.

Los Girasoles, Los Yungas, Los Beta 5 and Los Ecos continued those sonic explorations. In the case of Los Girasoles, their great singer "El Chévere" Félix Martínez shows his tropical skills in 'La bocina'.

Although this compilation consists mostly of instrumentals, a classic of Peruvian tropical music, 'Colegiala' by Los Ilusionistas, is included with vocals from Carlos Ramírez "Centeno".

Los Beta 5 would never turn to the sung format. Their instrumentals represent the best of the first era of Peruvian tropical music: playful bouncy guitars, simple but charming riffs, tropicalizations of ballads and certain rock classics.

Another group that has in their origins instrumental beat spirit and sound are Los Ecos.

The sparkling clean guitar sound of their leader Beto Cuestas always shines in songs filled with a delicate pop sensibility and melodies that oscillate between melancholy and danceable experimentation.

Los Yungas had recorded songs in which música criolla and huayno are "cumbia-nized", but the more significant point of departure happened a year later when Los Demonios del Mantaro released a historic single with 'La chichera' on one side and a tune called 'Peti pan' on the other.

Its composer, Carlos Baquerizo, decided to make music not with a great orchestra but with a small band consisting of a snare drum, a güiro, a sax, a clarinet and a harmonica.

Baquerizo was also the first to introduce an electric guitar in Peruvian cumbia in Los 5 Palomillas, a side project of Los Demonios.

The influence of the "provincial sound" would be felt by many other guitarists, such as Tito de la Cruz, from Los Titanes; Aniceto Salazar; Pancho Acosta, from Compay Quinto; and Lener Muñoz, from Grupo Celeste.

One of the most original and surprising guitar sounds in Peruvian tropical music would be that of Maximiliano Chávez from Los Orientales de Paramonga, who created a very peculiar style of tropical music with deep basses, galloping percussion and wah wah guitar.

But if there was a place with the biggest party and explosion of sounds, it was the Peruvian Amazon, where large cities and small towns were infected by the tropical virus.

From that wide spectrum we have selected the two most influential groups. Los Mirlos, with their guitars and hypnotic grooves, achieved the most popular and transnational of the Amazonian sounds.

The other Amazonian miracle was Juaneco y su Combo, led by Juan Wong. Their music, full of references to Amazonian mythology and to ayahuasca (a psychoactive drink), featured the guitar of Noé Fachín.

Their sound emerges like a message from another world where the party is still going on and the pavement hasn't covered the rainforest.

(Alfredo Villar)
Item Details
Item No:292464
Titel:Cumbia Beat Volume 2
Format:2CD, CD
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2012
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul
Available since:05.10.2012
Price:19,99 €
Weight:200g (plus 250g Packaging)
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