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sounds & colours

colombia

sounds & colours



book & cd

Released: 29th Nov 2012

£7.99


an in-depth look at the many and varied styles of Colombian music, from Afro-Colombian styles to the tropical music that put Colombia in the international spotlight in the '60s and '70s.

Two of Colombia's most important musicians are put under the microscope with Bardo Martines discussing the under-appreciated talents of Andrés Landero and both Alberto Coronado and Gina Vergel extolling the virtues of Joe Arroyo. There are also stories about vallenato (Colombia's accordion music), Manu Chao's infamous tour through Colombia in the early 90s and Nicholas Carter unpicking the social impact of champeta music. The Colombian cinema section includes articles looking at the state of the Colombian film industry and reviews of many new and hotly-tipped Colombian films, proving why Colombia is seen to be catching up with Argentina and Brazil in the international film circuit. There are also interviews with legendary documentary film-maker Marta Rodriguez and up-and-coming director Ciro Guerra, providing a real insight into the art of film-making. Colombian art and literature are represented by essays from Jose Rocá on modern art collective Populardelujo, José Sandoval Zapata's personal portrait of visionary author and poet Andrés Caicedo, a selection of politically-motivated artworks from Humberto Junca Casas, and Lesley Wylie's studies of William Burroughs' trips into Colombia to discover the yagé drug, among other articles. Finally, the book takes an alternative view of Colombia's social and political situation. James Petras looks at Colombian politics in an international and national context, discussing possible ways in which the country will prosper in the future. We then visit two separate stories on migration, Colombian native Danny telling his own personal account of enlistment with the FARC terrorist group before escape and forced migration to Ecuador; Stephanie Kennedy then looks at the Colombians who choose to migrate to Venezuela, providing a fascinating insight into life for working class people in both of these countries. The original artwork for the book was designed by Colombian graphic designer Typozon with illustrations provided by fellow Colombians Lido Pimienta and Power Paola. Photography includes Mirjam Wirz's series of images of the picó soundsystems in Barranquilla, a selection from Dutch photographer Ewald Vanvugt's 1974 trip documenting the people of Colombia; and a broad choice from Colombian photographer Raul Amaru Linares's private collection.

colombia

Tracklist

  1. Paíto y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava – Gajito de Uva
  2. Los Pirañas – Monstruo Prometedor (Homenaje al Manzano)
  3. Thornato – No Me Hagas Rogar De Mas (feat. Lido Pimienta)
  4. Louis Towers – San Basilio
  5. Esteban Copete y su Kinteto Pacifico – Abozaito
  6. Calavera y la Popular Independiente – La Empeliculada
  7. Pernett – Fantasía Tropical
  8. La MiniTK del Miedo – La Muerte
  9. Conector – Mujér Santuario
  10. Son Palenque – Adios Batata
  11. Las Malas Amistades – Apocalíptica
  12. Planes (Estudios Universales) – Barco de Rio (Espiritualizado)
  13. Andrés Gualdrón y los Animales Blancos – Niño Zombie (aterrador)
  14. Meridian Brothers – El Jazz del Chupasangres
  15. La Blanquita Farm – Phillip Dub
  16. Mucho Indio – Ik’nusi