¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata

¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata

Various Artists SFW40546

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.

Year Released 2008
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2008 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Latin; World

Download Liner Notes

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