Global A Go-Go presents:

The godfather of champeta is back! Abelardo Carbono (pictured above) made a series of brilliant recordings in Barranquilla in the 1980s that fused Afro-Colombian rhythms with sounds from the crates of records that entered Colombia’s largest Caribbean port and became hits with the country’s picos (mobile sound systems): Nigerian Afrobeat, Congolese soukous, Cuban mambo, Haitian compas, American funk and psych-rock.

It’s been decades since Carbono released a new recording. But here he is, working with a younger generation of crate-digging musicians who’ve all been inspired by him: Will (Quantic) Holland, Mario (Frente Cumbiero) Galeano, Lucas (Palenque Records) Silva and Felipe (Polen Records) Alvarez. You’ll hear their new single this week on Global A Go-Go.

Also this week: spiritual jazz from Italy and the USA; new desert blues by Sidi Toure, Bombino and Imarhan; and more classics from West Africa’s golden age.


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96 May 30th, 2018

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