Month: January 2014

January 29, 2014
January 27, 2014
January 13, 2014
January 10, 2014

Juaneco y su Combo turned Peruvian music on its head when they broke from tradition and replaced their acoustic instruments with electric ones in 1970. Their first recordings remain the earliest example of cumbia selvática or cumbia amazónica.

January 7, 2014

If you find yourself at an all night party in Niamey, chances are Tal National will be there. Famous for intense, five-hour sets, Tal National is currently the most copied ensemble in Niger. When they release a song, other bands in the area record a version and claim it as their own.