In our previous podcast we loved having Daniel French of Las Cafeteras in La Sala so much that we brought him back. We also welcomed the super talented Bardo Martinez, lead singer, guitarist and organist from Chicano Batmaninto La Sala. Hosts May-Li (dj china tu madre) and Federico (dj papicultor), who have just returned from the Festival Petronio Álvarez in Cali, Colombia, give us a first hand guide through one of the most musically rich areas of the world. A special night full of beautiful stories, impromptu singing, savory arrechón, and irresistible records.
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Alejandro Durán – El Aborrecido
Andres Landero – Canto Negro
Ondatrópica – Homenaje a Andres Landero
Ondatrópica – Cien Años (Markitos Micolta on vocals)
Peregoyo y Su Combo Vacaná – El Mundo Al Revés
La Contundencia Chirimía – Fiesta San Pachera
Grupo Saboreo – Kilele (live at the Loma de la Cruz in Cali)
Grupo Socavón de Timbiquí – Quitate De Mi Escalera (Nidia Góngora on vocals)
Live Recording at Escuela Canalón in Cali – Rio Timbiqui
My fellow pelangueros know that every time I go to Bogota, I come back raving about some incredibly magical musical experience, the kind that you couldn’t have planned, the kind that you probably shouldn’t try to repeat, the kind that made us want to start La Pelanga in the first place. This obviously says more about the incredible depth and breadth of Colombian music today than about my luck. During my trip last month, which was beautiful in more ways than one, I really felt like I was witnessing a historical moment.
Ondatropica’s album drops tomorrow (7/16). It is an incredible blend of cumbia, salsa, currulao, funk, ska, and even a Black Sabbath cover, with guest appearances by Fruko, Anibal Velasquez, Ana Tijoux, and many others. You can hear the whole album right here. But buy it! Show some gratitude, no?
If you’re lucky enough to be in London (7/20, 7/22), New York (7/27), Los Angeles (7/29), Oristano (8/3), or Berlin (8/4), go see them! Details here.