Sergent Garcia: Una y Otra Vez (4 stars)

The internationalist French musician returns with another highly enjoyable LP

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Sergent Garcia: Una y Otra Vez

(Cumbancha)

Whether Sergent Garcia is a stylist extraordinaire or king of pastiche, a five-year wait sees him deliver an irresistible batch of 14 original songs. The fertile Colombian scene is springboard for ‘Time and Time Again’, fuelled by post Manu Chao energy, as befits a musician with a similar French indie-punk scene pedigree and Basque/French parentage. Exhilarating fusions of ska, reggae, cumbia, rap and Afro-Cuban rumba sit alongside some blissful folky moments, as with the swingy ‘Vasito de agua’. They’re underpinned by a playfulness that does not diminish messages concerning ideals, trickster politicians, the power of dance and of course love.

Sergent Garcia "Una y Otra Vez" EPK

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1. MARC_from_Universe14 Apr 2011, 6:42pm Report

CRAZY SERGENT! I ADORE THIS ARTIST, ONE OF THE BEST OF HIS GENERATION...THE VIDEO CLIP IS AMAZING, 24H00 PARTY PEOPLE!!! LOL...
THIS GUY IS REALLY A GREAT COMPOSER AND THE LYRICS ARE SINCERE, AND BEAUTIFUL.
VIVA EL SARGENTO! good music never die!
If you never see them in Live....Go! incredible show with 10 musicians. I saw them more than 7 times...ENJOY!!!
TY to transmit the message: we are all Salsamuffin!!!! ;)

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