Music: Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus, 1967-77

By |2019-06-22T20:20:08-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Country: |

P IS FOR PANAMA

Not super sure why I’m starting with the second part of the Panama series: I’m so anal about my taxonomies, I almost made this blog follow alphabetic order. But talking about any sorts of rules in connection to this recording is so meaningless: better move your hips. And lips! Such hearty, flavorful music is rare, and I think it might easily be one of my all-time favorites that I’ve written about here. My absolute favorites a are “Te Toca Tocar La Tumbar”, which puts a bizzare, trippy spin on the salsa equation; “La Escoba” because it reminds me of old Russian women singing hysterically and of caboverdian Anthonio Sanchez I’d written about previously; and “Love Letters”, which would definitely be the soundtrack to the romantic dance scene in my movie, were I to make one.

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