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The Rough Guide to the Music of the Andes: Bolivia

  • 1. Guajojo, El - Esther Marisol
    2. Chofercito - Arawi
    3. Trasnochador, El - Zulma Yugar
    4. Greda Mestiza - Ernesto Cavour
    5. Wistu Vida - Semilla
    6. Paloma del Alma Mia - Anna Christina Cespedes
    7. K'alanchito - Chris Williams & His Monsters
    8. Aoranzas - Grupo Bolivia
    9. Dalia Morada - Enriqueta Ulloa
    10. En el Funeral del Rio - Luis Rico
    11. Bartolino Sisaman - Luzmila Carpio
    12. Senora Su Hija - Los Kjarkas
    13. Ulala Kiskita - Betty Veizaga
    14. Huellas de Mi Llamita - Grupo Aymara
    15. De Regreso - Emma Junaro
    16. Kaluyos Tradicionales - Rafael Arias Paz
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1147

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Peterson (Compilation); Dan Rosenberg (Compilation); Phil Stanton (Compilation)

    Liner Note Authors: Chris Peterson; Dan "Boxcar" Rosenberg.
    Photographer: Chris Peterson.
    Arranger: Fernando Cabrera.
    If you thought the music of the Andes was all pan pipes and funny little guitars and melancholy songs about condors, think again. This very fine collection of music from Bolivia focuses on performers from La Paz, the country's largest city, and it showcases a fascinating variety of sounds. It opens with "El Guajojo" by Esther Marisol, who sings in a sweetly rich alto voice and whose music is typified by an elegant, almost decorous mood that falls somewhere between fado and samba. A similar delicacy informs Zulma Yugar's "El Transnochador," a lovely song accompanied by those flutes and double-strung guitars (called charangos) that you're used to hearing. Also noteworthy are the lurching and horn-heavy (wait for it -- the horns come in about halfway through) "En el Funeral del Rio" by Luis Rico and the sumptuously beautiful "Aoranzas" by the all-female conjunto folklorico Grupo Bolivia. Everything on this richly diverse album is worth hearing, with the possible exception of the poorly recorded and halfheartedly performed "Dalia Morada" by Enriqueta Ulloa. ~ Rick Anderson

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.61) - "The selections range from music taken from local traditions to more modern interpretations, and offer a cross-cultural view of the current music from the region."
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