Best Reissues of 2018

By 21 December, 2018

As well as the new sounds of Latin America, 2018 has also been a fine year for the reissuing of older material with this selection of 12 newly-refurbished classics a great place for searching out some of Latin America’s most iconic artists and forgotten sounds. From Maria Rita’s avant-garde electronics to El Polen’s ahead-of-its-time Andean rock, not to mention the usual assortment of cumbia, bossa nova, and Cuban and Brazilian jazz reprints, it’s been a fine year for those wanting to hear the classics on glorious freshly-pressed vinyl. These were all chosen by the Sounds and Colours writers. Russ

Afro-Cuban All Stars – A Toda Cuba Le Gusta (Cuba)
World Circuit

Orquesta El Macabeo – Salsa Macabra (Puerto Rico)
Peace & Rhythm

Totó La Momposina – Oye Manita (Colombia)
Astar Artes Recordings

Frente Cumbiero – Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor [45s Box Set] (Colombia)
La Roma Records

Marcos Valle – Nova Bossa Nova (Brazil)
Far Out Recordings

Juaneco y su Combo – El Gran Cacique (Peru)

Orlando ‘Cachaito’ López – Cachaito (Cuba)
World Circuit

El Polen – Cholo / Fuera de la Ciudad (Peru)
Buh Records

Os Catedráticos – Ataque (Brazil)
Far Out Recordings

Tita Duval y El Nuevo Ritmo de Bobby Rey – Cumbias Internacionales (Argentina)
Vampi Soul

Siglo Cero – Latinoamérica (Colombia)
Golden Pavilion Records

Tim Maia – Tim Maia [1977] (Brazil)
Mr Bongo

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