Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985 (4 stars)

Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

A testament to the hybrid sounds of the Caribbean, featuring Andres Landero and Cumbia Soledena

Analog Africa cross the Atlantic for this testament to the hybrid sounds of the Caribbean: Puya, Porro, Gaita, Cumbiamba, Mapale, Chande, Terapia, Palenque and Afrobeat. In the Colombian melting pot of the title African, Latin American, European and indigenous flavours are blended to create a heady brew of hot rhythms, energetic vocals and distinctive instrumental voicings.

Fuentes Allstars and Wganda Kenya bring the funk, while Los Salvajes blow their golden horns. But perhaps most striking are the curveballs such as Andres Landero’s rowdy accordion jam or Cumbia Soledena’s ‘El Garabato’.

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