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¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata

Various Artists
¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata

In the words of GRAMMY®-winning popular singer/actor Carlos Vives, "Colombia is one of those great musical quarries of the Americas, as have been the American South, the Antilles, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina." Since the late 20th century, the music of the vallenatos- people of a small valley region of the Caribbean coast- "has best portrayed the true way of being and feeling of the Colombian people." ¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia’s Música Vallenata, features two dozen seasoned vallenato performers spanning three generations, playing polished renditions of the music they know best-paseos, merengues, sones, and puyas.
70 minutes, 15 tracks, 20+ page booklet

En palabras del popular cantante, actor y ganador de un GRAMMY®, Carlos Vives, "Colombia es una de las grandes canteras musicales de las Américas, como lo han sido Sudamérica, las Antillas, México, Brasil y Argentina." Desde finales del siglo XX, la música de los vallenatos- gente de un pequeño valle de la costa del Caribe - "ha retratado de la mejor manera la verdadera forma de ser y de sentir del pueblo colombiano." ¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia’s Música Vallenata, cuenta con dos docenas de experimentados artistas del vallenato que abarcan tres generaciones, tocando pulidas versiones de la música que mejor conocen: paseos, merengues, sones, y puyas.
70 minutos, 15 canciones, 20+ paginas de folleto

2008 Fan Voted Independent Music Award for Best Latin Album

Inspiration behind Colombia's música vallenata.
The expressive power of música vallenata

Watch the documentary film The Accordion Kings on Smithsonian Channel. Here many of the performers on this album assemble and compete during the Vallenato Kings Festival.

Track Listing

A blanco y negro / In Black and White Riquelme Carrillo and band 4:44
A lo tuyo tú / You with What’s Yours Isaac Carrillo and band 3:51
Pedazo de acordeón / A Bit of Accordion Ivo Díaz and band 5:35
Cadenas / Chains Ivo Díaz and band 4:31
La botellita / The Little Bottle Reynaldo "El Papi" Díaz and band 3:38
Fidelina Reynaldo "El Papi" Díaz and band 4:59
La cañaguatera / The Woman from Cañaguate Isaac Carrillo and band 3:07
Mi poema / My Poem Silvio Brito and band 5:15
Merengue (instrumental) Omar Geles 3:27
Sin ti / Without You Ivo Díaz and band 4:32
La consentida / The Pampered Girl Fabián Corrales and band 5:22
Matilde Lina Ivo Díaz and band 3:46
Celos / Jealousies Riquelme Carrillo and band 6:04
Puya (instrumental) Omar Geles 7:36
Ausencia sentimental / Sentimental Absence Silvio Brito and band 5:09