Emblematic Label Infopesa Releases New Compilation Of Old School Peruvian Salsa13 November, 2017
On a par with cumbia, salsa is one of the most ubiquitous tropical genres in the Peruvian musical landscape. A rhythm imported from the north of the continent, it’s been included in the repertoires of the country’s tropical bands for a long time, so it’s crazy that this is the first time that anyone has put together the big classics that Peru has contributed to the genre and the standards played by Peruvian bands.
But now, Juan Ricardo Maraví, son of Infopesa label founder Alberto Maraví, has worked with his father to compile some of the best salsa that the label released in the 70s and 80s, giving you a glimpse of how the movement developed through those years, with great quality recordings and super talented artists.
Performers such as Oscar ‘Pitín’ Sánchez, La Progresiva, Mario Allison, Los Rumbaney, Johnny Mara y Orquesta and Tito Chicoma have all been remastered in this CD and digital release, Pura Salsa: Old School Peruvian Salseros, that includes cover art from designer and musician Álvaro Giraldo.
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