The Original Sound of Cumbia review

By Jim Pinckney In Music

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21st January, 2012
Subtitled “The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro as Told by the Phonograph 1948-1979”, The Original Sound of Cumbia sees Brighton’s ever-exemplary Soundway label outdoing itself with an exhaustive set that comes on two CDs or six pieces of vinyl. Although it has followed similar paths before, with its essential Colombia! and Cartagena! collections and several other releases, this compilation, put together by Cali resident and collector supremo Will “Quantic” Holland, is on a whole other level. ...

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