Generation Bass » toro mata Dance flavours from all over the globe Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:29:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 THE RHYTHMS OF BLACK PERU Sun, 29 May 2011 07:00:37 +0000 a7c9a8442b97f6d7c76d93e88a38ed17
Lately, I’ve been gravitating back towards what got me into music in the first place, the earthy, authentic, cultured sublime tones of more traditional Transnational Roots music.  So when this dropped into my inbox I started to salivate at the mouth cause I’ve always loved Peruvian music. To be met with an e-mail that said that this album contains “some of the most important Afro-Peruvian recordings of all time” really excited me, just as much as the next big club thang! Sometimes, these kinds of albums contain an insight into an important part of the musical history of a nation. They also tell tales of people’s lives, often factual and not just fiction and that reality is often what really appeals to me. I am not an authority on Peruvian music and neither do I pretend to be but to me this album ticks all the boxes for a classic compilation. Here’s the PR: Afro-Peruvian music is one of the most elusive genres in the world.  It’s practically unheard outside the borders of Peru, and the people there are even unsure of many aspects of its history.  The roots of this music date back to the mid 1500s, but over […]]]> 1