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Tambolero - Toto La Momposina
Adios Fulana
El Pescador
Chi Chi Mani
Curura
Gallinacito
La Sombra Negra
Dame La Mano Juancho
La Candela Viva
Dos de Febrero
Malanga
La Acabacion
Tambolero

Tambolero

Totó La Momposina

£8.00

Released 29 June 2015

Totó La Momposina’s entire life has been dedicated to representing the music of Colombia’s Caribbean coastline. As a singer, dancer and teacher she embodies that fertile place where Colombia’s African, Indigenous Indian and Spanish cultures mingle to create a unique musical tradition. Totó is not only its greatest interpreter, but a restless innovator too.

As part of the Real World Gold series of re-issues, we have revisited La Candela Viva.
The original 1991/92 master tapes have been restored and remixed, instrumentation added, and backing vocals from Totó’s young granddaughters. More than just a re-release of La Candela Viva, the renamed album Tambolero is a genuine re-appraisal and re-imagining of the original, in which Totó continues to reflect the experience of her native Colombia through her life and music. The two things are intertwined: the story of Totó La Momposina is truly the story of modern Colombia. It has also become a celebration of Totó’s professional career, which will soon reach a landmark 60 years — six decades dedicated to preserving, researching and developing an ancestral tradition, the identity of a people, passed down through the generations.

Tambolero showcases one of Colombia’s national cultural treasures…at her very best.
fRoots (UK)

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