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  • hip-deep November 10, 2016

    The Cumbia Diaspora: From Colombia to the World

    Move over salsa and merengue–cumbia is the most popular music in Latin America. Today, cumbia is played from the borderlands of Texas down the spine of the Andes to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. In this Hip Deep edition, … Read more »

  • review November 19, 2015


    The Peruvian band Bareto’s new album follows the template set out by chicha bands since the ’70s with psyched-out, slippery guitar lines all over their album. But the record lives up to its name, Impredecible, (Spanish for “unpredictable”) by refusing to stay in … Read more »

  • blog July 27, 2015

    New Book on Peru From Sounds and Colours

    After releasing two terrific books on music and culture in Colombia and Brazil, Sounds and Colours has turned to another South American country with a fascinating history and vibrant music scene: Peru. The 200-page book contains articles on everything from … Read more »

  • blog July 1, 2015

    Los Wembler’s: Peruvian Sonido Amazonico at Pioneer Works

    Since the mid-2000s, Barbes Records has done a great job sharing the joy that is Peruvian chicha music with the world. The Roots of Chicha compilations dug into the history of this Amazonian dance music that fuses Afro-Cuban percussion, local melodies and … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2015

    The U.S. State Department’s Visa Problem Exposes Flaws in the System

    When the news hit that the U.S. State Department had been unable to issue visas to travelers due to a computer hardware failure, there were immediate concerns about the effect it would have on internationally touring musicians. Then came word … Read more »

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