‘Colór de Tropico’ Compilation Reveals Venezuela’s Tropical Treasures

By 30 October, 2020

A new compilation, Colór de Tropico, from El Palmas Music collects together eight rare Venezuelan grooves from the 60s and 70s, revealing the many flavours of the country at the time. Indeed, the songs embrace everything from jazz, rock, salsa, disco and psych to guajira, cumbia, cha-cha-cha and Venezuelan joropo.

The first singles from the compilation have been Hugo Blanco’s strutting “Guajira Con Arpa” which, like its title suggests, marries Cuban guajira to gorgeous harp sounds that reel off pre-chorus; and Grupo Almendra’s bass-tastic hazy jazz fusion gem “Tu Y Yo”. With funky bombs like La Retrato Mayor’s “Zambo” and German Fernando’s psychotic big band vocal performance on “Socorro Auxilio” also featured, there is much to love on this compilation, which is compiled by El Dragón Criollo and El Palmas.

Colór de Tropico will be released by El Palmas Music on November 20

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