Colombia inherited from slavery a strong black community that profoundly influenced Colombian music with afro roots. It is consequently not a surprise, as state the liner notes, that "Colombia was the first country outside Africa where, since the middle of the 1970s, afrobeat and highlife were recorded, and where this music was reborn under new horizons. Many of the champeta songs recorded in Colombia are not an orthodox style of afrobeat, soukous or highlife (...). They have their own identity, and the use of their own instruments and styles makes them very original. Champeta is a re-invention of afro music in Colombia, ixed with Caribbean psychedelia, afro roots and elements of cumbia and other style native to the Caribbean cost." If Soundway Records wouldn't have existed, I would have never kwnown anything about Colombian afro beat. A very good listening experience and plenty stuff to sample.
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