Conjunto Media Luna and Los Rulos Vinyl Club Finish Off July’s Ungovernable Month of Cumbia in Style29 July, 2020
This July has been pretty raucous, mainly because each Wednesday we’ve been delivering fresh cumbia releases and mixtapes direct from Bogotá thanks to Sello In-Correcto and Los Rulos Vinyl Club. This month of Ungovernable Cumbia is now set to finish with a final release from Conjunto Media Luna and a mixtape from Los Rulos Vinyl Club‘s CarmenTea.
Hailing from Bogotá, Conjunto Media Luna are, mysteriously, the project of five imaginary Colombians who have been getting together during pandemic afternoons to play traditional cumbia sabanera. These rehearsals would often turn into parties that had to end before a midnight curfew to make sure the police would not have to get involved.
Their debut single is “Cumbia Providencia”, an instrumental ode to uncertainly, and a homage to these strange times, imploring everyone to dance if they want to. The flip-side finds the tune slowed down to a crawl, sonidero style, for an even more ominous groove.
“Cumbia Providencia” (with artwork from Alejandra Rojas, pictured top) will be officially released on July 31st. Listen exclusively below:
The final dose of cumbia goodness from Los Rulos Vinyl Club, a collective that would (pre-pandemic) meet up regularly in Chapinero’s Three Little Bird Records shop in Bogotá to play vinyl, is a treat from CarmenTea. With tunes from cumbia masters like Ramiro Beltrán, La Sonora Dinamita, Alejandro Durán, Pacho Galan and Pedro Laza, she takes us on a journey across Colombia with tracks inspired by different places and regions, offering a cumbia road trip par excellence.
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