Saturday, 25 September 2010


The main idea was of going deep into the African roots of South American carnaval music. I cut lots of drum breaks from murga, candombe and batucada and mixed them with some old school Colombian cumbia breaks. But the focus was in connecting cumbia and murga. These are two rhythms that have a lot in common, being of African origin, developed in South America and being both regarded as carnaval music. Both cumbia and murga, like all the other cultural expressions of Afro-Latin origin are regarded as low-brow by the average white Argentine. 

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