Posts have been a little sporadic over the past few weeks as I have just moved to Amsterdam and have been adjusting to a new life! What better way to come back with some Colombian musical indulgence courtesy of the ever-reliant London based globetrotters Soundway Records?
The label have put together a little gem of an application which allows you to explore Colombia’s rich musical legacy through an interactive map. The neat Musical Map is filled with audio snippets, video footage, photos and accompanying text celebrating the diversity and history of music from the Pacific, accross the Andes and down to the Atlantic.
As well as recapping on Soundway’s four Colombia compilations, the map also brings our attention to the label’s next outing, an epic 55 track journey into “The Original Sound of Cumbia“. Otherwise known as The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948 – 79, the two CD or double tripple LP release tells the story of Cumbia and its evolution over thirty years. Compiled by Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, it will be released on the 5th of December.
In the mean time, here is a little taster: