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Cumbia Beat

"Cumbia Beat: Experimental Guitar Driven Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966-1983" is a rollicking mix of cumbia, Cuban salsa, surf music and a lot of psychedelic rock. Just as the Tropicalismo movement began reshaping Brazilian music in the late 60s, the artists on this 2-CD compilation were revolutionizing Peruvian music at the same time. Our music columnist Errol Nazareth brought in a few samples this morning.
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