Various artists: Palenque Palenque.

Author:Mangual, Rudy
 
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VARIOUS ARTISTS

Palenque Palenque

(Soundway Records)

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This new collection of tracks recorded by various Colombian artists covers the sounds of Barranquilla and Cartagena, back in the 1970s and 1980s. This was a period in which the DJs and "picos" (sound systems) started looking to Africa for their rhythmic inspiration, resulting in the "champeta" sound, a combination of African and Caribbean influences with popular and folkloric Colombian forms. This sound incorporated elements of highlife, soukous, compas and afrobeat rhythms, igniting a musical revolution throughout the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Eventually, this...

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