Category Archives: Cumbia

MERIDIAN BROTHERS-DONDE ESTAS MARIA?

Meridian Brothers-Donde Estás Maria? Label: Soundway Records. Nearly two years after the release of their sixth album Los Suicidas in November 2015, musical shape-shifters the Meridian Brothers return with their much-anticipated seventh album Donde Estás Maria? on the ‘8th’ of September 2017. It’s the fourth album that the Bogota-based Meridian Brothers have released since signing …

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PERU BOOM-BASS, BLEEPS AND BUMPS FROM PERU’S ELECTRONIC UNDERGROUND.

PERU BOOM-BASS, BLEEPS AND BUMPS FROM PERU’S ELECTRONIC UNDERGROUND. Nowadays, the world is a much smaller place. Partly, that’s down to the internet, which has been a boon for music lovers. In the pre-internet days, music lovers were less aware of the music being released around the world. Granted, there was a brief upsurge in interest …

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DIABLOS DEL RITMO-THE COLOMBIAN MELTING POT 1960-1985.

DIABLOS DEL RITMO-THE COLOMBIAN MELTING POT 1960-1985. Often when I review albums, I’m often frustrated by the lack of sleeve-notes. I like to read about how an album or compilation was made, the inspiration behind it and any backstory. Some albums are better than others, offering detailed and accurate sleeve-notes. Then there’s albums where there …

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