Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2 - Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2
Catalogue No.: 4050538632644
Release Date: 26th February 2021
Genre: Broken Beat / Nu Jazz
2 x Limited Edition Colour (red & blue) 180g heavyweight vinyl
Printed inner bags with sleeve notes
World Circuit Records has made its reputation by producing some of the finest albums of the past three decades. The label is best known for the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club album (and associated solo artists Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo and Rubén González), which is the biggest selling world music album of all time and has contributed to the phenomenal rise in popularity of Cuban, as well as Latin American, music.
World Circuit is also home to a number of revered African artists including the late Tony Allen (whose Afrobeat-jazz collaboration with Hugh Masekela ‘Rejoice’ was released to great critical acclaim in March), iconic blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré (whose classic Grammy-winning ‘Talking Timbuktu’ album, recorded with Ry Cooder, brought the label early international acclaim), Malian divas and social activists Oumou Sangaré and Fatoumata Diawara, master kora player Toumani Diabaté, the illustrious Orchestra Baobab and musical iconoclast Cheikh Lô.
With further brand new releases planned for 2021 and beyond, World Circuit continues to bring diverse, genre-defying music to a wider audience.
1) Rodolfo y Su Tipica RA7 – La Colegiala
2) Gabriel Romero – La Subienda
3) Armando Hernandez y Su Conjunto – La Zenaida
4) Adolfo Echeverria y Su Conjunto – Amanciendo
5) Pedro Laza y Sus Pelayeros – Navidad Negra
6) Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Cumbia Cienaguera
7) Rodolfo y Su Tipica – Tabaco y Ron
8) Gabriel Romero – La Piragua
9) Los Immortales – La Pollera Colora
10) La Sonora Dinamita – Se Me Perdio la Cadenita
11) Los Warahuaco – El Pescador de Baru
12) Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Cumbia Sampuesana
1) Pedro Laza y Sus Pelayeros – Cumbia del Monte
2) Combo Los Galleros – Soledad
3) Los Guacheracos – Baila Rosita
4) Los Corraleros de Majagual – Llora Acordeon
5) La Sonora del Caribe – Noche de Estrellas
6) Los Cumbiamberos de Pacheco – Santo Domingo
7) Sonora Dinamita – Ritmo de Tambo
8) Lito Barrientos – Cumbia en Do Menor
9) Andrés Landero – Cumbia India
10) Combo Los Galleros – Tabaco Mascao
11) Los Corraleros de Majagual – Cumbia Campesina
12) Clímaco Sarmiento y Su Orquesta – Cumbia Sabrosa
13) Montería Swing – La Samaria
14) Los Guacharacos – Esperma y Ron
15) Los Gavilanes de la Costa – Los Gavilanes
16) La Sonora Cienaguera – La Piojosa
**Limited Edition Colour Pressing**
Cumbia, the music and the dance synonymous with Colombia, has been around almost since the 17th century. Today, it’s a badge of identity for Colombians everywhere, but is now also enjoying a global renaissance; filling dance floors and captivating a new generation of music fans.
Originally released by World Circuit as two separate albums – ‘Cumbia Cumbia’ in 1989 and ‘Cumbia Cumbia 2’ in 1993 - this collection brings together some of the greatest recordings made by Colombia’s legendary record label, Discos Fuentes, between 1954 and 1988.
Discos Fuentes was founded in Cartagena in 1934 by the visionary musician, arranger and producer, Antonio Lopez Fuentes. It was the first important record label in the country and grew into a company of immense significance for Colombian music, responsible for thousands of hits and scores of legendary singers and musicians over six decades. Fuentes hand-picked his musicians and singers then meticulously arranged, produced and recorded their music in-house.
This collection presents thirty of these three-minute-masterpieces, showcasing the gamut of styles that make up the distinctive and irresistible cumbia sound; a sound typified by a loping 2/4 gait and a pulsing rocksteady bassline, overlaid with heavy rural percussion, brass, accordion, clarinet, electric guitar and vocals. Disc 1 features a broad range of cumbia styles with recordings from 1960 through to 1988, whilst disc 2 digs further into the classics of the past focusing almost exclusively on the 1950s and 1960s.
Featuring cumbia’s biggest hits from Rudolfo y su Tipica, Gabriel Romero, Sonoro Dinamita and Armando Hernandez, ‘Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2’ is a flawless collection from the Golden Age of Cumbia.
“This album makes a case for cumbia being one of the great overlooked dance musics of the Caribbean”
New York Times
“Colombia must be a pretty grand place if it can produce dance music like this”
‟..this allows one to (re)discover the best of the singers and groups who made up the golden age of cumbia. ″