In the late 1960s cumbia was reborn psychedelic. This surf guitar groove sprang from the coastal cities of Colombia, Peru and Mexico where, under the influence of the western psychedelic culture, conditions were ripe for incredible experimentation.
This Rough Guide features deeply cool cumbia influenced by 1960s Western rock and the hippy movement, spanning the spectrum of psychedelic cumbia from the 1960s pioneers to today's innovators. A classic selection ranging from the vintage Peruvian recordings to classic contemporary bands from Colombia, Chile, Mexico and beyond highlighting how cumbia was reborn in the 1960s to make it relevant to the younger generation.
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Peru has had its share of great electric guitarists bending strings to the rolling beats of cumbia - from Enrique Delgado to José Luis Carballo - who came from its own important domestic tradition of criollo guitar music as much as rock). So it's not an exaggeration to say cumbia peruana (and regional variants at times referred to as cumbia andina, cumbia selvática, and more recently chicha) has had the lion's share of Carlos Santana influences evident in the mix.
Interestingly the Peruvian psych sound so prevalent in the early 1970s had a profound effect on the originators of cumbia; hence we offer the two fine examples from 1970s Colombia that follow. We round out the mix with a gaggle of contemporary artists from Chile, Mexico, USA, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, and Germany, bringing the psychedelic tropical vibe up to date while still retaining the trippy trappings of yesteryear.
A1 Juaneco Y Su Combo - Perdido En El Espacio
A2 Los Wembler's De Iquitos - Bola Bola En El Tres
A3 Los Orientales De Paramonga - La Danza Del Mono
A4 La Mermelada' De Jose L. Carballo - Olvidate De Mi
A5 Grupo Rosado - En El Campo
B1 Jaime Gale Y Sus Profetas - Cumbia Profeta
B2 Anarkia Tropikal Feat. Los Chapillacs - El Silbido Del Tunche
B3 Sonido Gallo Negro - Inca-A-Delic
B4 Afrosound - María Isabel
B5 Chicha Libre - Alone Again Or
B6 Bareto - No Hay Vuelta Atrás
VARIOS LP The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia
Label: World Music Network – RGNET1337LP, Music Rough Guides – RGNET1337LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition