Friday, 22 November 2013

Another mystery tape from Morocco

We have Joachim to thank for providing us with this wonderful music.  The cassette came without a cover and the print on the case has worn off over time leaving both sides illegible bar the words 'Production Al Afrah'.  Thankfully, the beautiful music is still magically captured on the magnetic strip of tape. The music is from the south of Morocco, possibly the Souss Valley or  High Atlas region. The sound is urgent, insistent and it worms its way into the brain very nicely.

Get it HERE.

Does anybody know who we might be listening to?

Monday, 11 November 2013

Lisandro Meza y su Conjunto - Mamando Gallo (1988)

Its been far too long!  I fear I have neglected this little corner of cyberspace over the past few weeks - I've been far too busy to post anything.  By way of apology, please accept this storming selection of Columbian party tunes from one of the key figures in the evolution of the modern cumbia sound.

Lisandro Meza has been involved in the Columbian music scene since the late '50s and was a founding member of Los Corraleros de Majagual, one of the country's most popular groups of the '60s.  He left that group to forge a career playing his accordian and singing songs for the hard-living farm workers and ranchers of rural Columbia. This is exciting stuff I'm sure you'll agree:


01 Rodeado de Pillos
02 Amor Lindo
03 Mamando Gallo
04 Rin Rin
05 Esta Navidad
06 Tutaramacara
07 Mi Companera
08 Jilguerito
09 Azulito Bonito
10 Aguila Del Ecuador

Get it HERE.