La Descarga

La Descarga (Live Colombian roots group)
Inside the Barrel Hall Sunday Sessions all the way from Colombia via Melbourne – La Descarga (meaning ‘rhythm explosion’!). Recently celebrating 10yrs together, they play the sizzling sounds from the tropical coasts of the coffee and sugar plantation lands of tropical Colombia – South America – Afro Cumbia, Gaita, Palenque, Porro, Puya, Currulao, Mapalé and more! Traditional folkloric flutes (Gaitas), combine with sizzling afro-latin percussion and electrifying singing & dance, for an explosive immersion into tropical Colombian heritage fiesta music culture!
Alongside Sabrosa ‘Son Sistema’ crew’s DJ Paprika keeping things sizzling for the in-betweens. Tropical Folkloric Colombian vinyl selections collected from trips to these regions – styles & flavours such as cumbia, palenque, porro, puya, salsa, etc. *those that remember Sabrosa head honcho Carlo/Pepe Sol co-compiler of definitive ‘Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985’ music compilation on legendary reissue recordings house – Analog Africa Records.


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