SONIDO MARTINES MIX: EL SONAMBULO ORIENTALISTA

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Dutty Artz podcast series brings some springtime treats deep from the Peruvian Amazon via the digger par-excellance, Sonido Martines, who spends incredible amounts of time & energy in obscure corners of Latin America searching out mindblowing music. Brother is far offline. So it’s great to hear that he’s gonna chime in over at La Congona regularly and will be selling some of his cumbia 45s soon…

Here’s his original mix description (en espanol). Which translates to something like:

This mix is a collection of vinyl rips: pure Amazonian cumbia! “El Sonambulo Orientalista (the Sleepwalking Orientalist)” includes songs from the gold and silver age of Peruvian cumbia, with groups from cities like Pucallpa, Tarapoto, Iquitos. Times when the western Peruvians wanted to present themselves via the modernity of amplified guitar strings, folkloric dress, and petro-dollar fantasies…

Nowadays the region’s tropical sound is different: other searches, other standards, the same business… but let’s save that for another post. Enjoy!

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(This is part of our DUTTY ARTZ podcast series. You can subscribe via regular ‘podcatchers’ or iTunes .)

Sonido’s photos (below) show the works of Ashuco. “His paintings can be seen in bars, brothels, hotels, and various other spots around the city of Iquitos.”

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4 responses to “SONIDO MARTINES MIX: EL SONAMBULO ORIENTALISTA”

  1. David Lang says:

    great portrait picture

  2. nina says:

    genialisimo!

  3. Taliesin says:

    Respect David! Feeling your Monty series~

  4. wills says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS